#YesAllWomen including geeks

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This weekend’s response to Elliot Rodger’s killing spree has been a strong and controversial online testimony to the how “yes, all women” have been harassed or made to feel unsafe by men around us. The Twitter  #YesAllWomen hashtag has been opening up conversations in light of a tragedy perpetrated by someone who killed six people and then himself because women didn’t respond to him in a way he felt entitled to.

Unfortunately, here in geek culture, we have our own issues too. Here are some heartbreaking and eye-opening tweets.









Fortunately, the outpouring of support has been phenomenal. #YESAllWomen has already been covered by the likes of The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and more. Let’s hope this hashtag activism isn’t just a flash in the pan. Keep the conversation going to make it a safer place for everyone.

Brenda Noiseux

Brenda Noiseux

Community builder, artist, convention organizer, gamer, geek writer @womenoncomics, @Sidequest_BHP. Owner, Bittenby Studios