Of Course, a Man Killed Three Women
Killing women (and children) is what men do. Note how the marquee headline says “Man Kills 3, Self At Fitness Center” and then the article title says “Details Emerge on Pennsylvania Shooter” and the picture caption says, “Gunman Opens Fire in Exercise Class.” Although they did identify the murderer as a man in two of the bold titles, the media just could not bring themselves to underline how women were his targeted victims. No, you must read the article to get that fact and we all know how most sound bite pursuers only absorb the headlines.
BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (Aug. 5) – A man who sprayed bullets into a fitness class filled with women, killing three and then himself, apparently kept a Web page in which he wrote about years of rejection by women and an earlier plan for violence at the gym in which he said he “chickened out.”
Like nearly every man on earth, his personal failings were not his responsibility. He was not the problem. The problem was all of those women who rejected him.
“The biggest problem of all is not having relationships or friends, but not being able to achieve and acquire what I desire in those or many other areas,” said an entry dated Sunday. “Everthing stays the same regardless of the effert I put in. If I had control over my life then I would be happier. But for about the past 30 years, I have not.”
He admits it. He is aware of his failings. He does not have control over his life, but dun dun dun, yet, IT IS THE FAULT OF WOMEN!
He also complained of not having a girlfriend since 1984, not having a date since May 2008 and not having sex for 19 years. “Women just don’t like me. There are 30 million desirable women in the US (my estimate) and I cannot find one,” he wrote.
I want to take a minute to say congratulations to every woman in the world who ever rejected George Sodini. And if you were one of those women, please, feel free to share your story with us about what clues, signals, markers, etc that overpowered any desire you may have had at the time to give this misogynist a chance. I think it would be a public service. Do it for this next generation of girls who are growing up believing their only value is a man desiring them physically. Please women don’t feel guilty for not sacrificing yourself. I am sure some twisted MRA will say if a woman, any woman would have just given this misogynist a chance, three lives would have been saved. But don’t listen to them. The bastard was going to kill a woman whether he was given a chance or not. The entitlement is/was there.
“He walked right into the room where the shootings occurred as if he knew exactly where he was going,” Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said. “I think he went in with the idea of doing what he did.”
The above quote is not relevant to my rant, but I had to include it just to say to Charles Moffatt, DUH!
Let the exceptionalism begin. “Something was wrong with him, not all men hate women.”