A little less than a week ago, 22 year-old Elliot Rodger, after penning a 100+ page woman-hating manifesto fueled by his inability to get laid, went on a shooting rampage as an apparent attempt to exact revenge on womankind who have rejected him and the men who he felt didn’t deserve the sexual attention Rodger coveted. In reaction to this atrocious event, women on Twitter began penning poignant tweets documenting how misogyny affects their every day lives, tagging their posts #yesallwomen. While some just don’t get it, many men’s eyes have been opened to the effect misogyny has on women’s daily lives.
Of course, we here at Salty Running were moved by this and it got us thinking how misogyny affects our running lives. Together we came up with these 5 #yesallwomenrunners tweets. We’re sure you have more, so leave your ideas in the comments and don’t forget to throw them up on Twitter!