What are YOU thinking about Elliot Rodger and the UCSB shootings?
It would be nearly impossible to have escaped the news about Elliot Rodger's attack on a sorority at UC Santa Barbara on the night of Friday, May 23. The headlines are all focused on him, a thousand different perspectives on what he did and why he did it.
What Elliot Rodger did, the reasons he gave for it, and public reactions to it, have sparked tons of conversations. Some of the most prominent are about gun control; about the demonization of mental illness; and about misogyny and violence against women. The #YesAllWomen Twitter hashtag began as a counter to the common derailing interjection of "Not all men!" into conversations about sexism and misogyny, and has taken on a life of its own.
What are YOU thinking and feeling and wondering? Write a poem to clear your head and share it with your Power Poetry community.