Rodger’s fantasies are so patently strange and so extreme that they’re easy to dismiss as simply crazy. But, reading his manifesto, you can make out, through the distortions of his raging mind, the outlines of mainstream American cultural values: Beauty and strength are rewarded. Women are prizes to be won, reflections of a man’s social capital. Wealth, a large house, and fame are the highest attainments. The lonely and the poor are invisible. Rodger was crazier and more violent than most people, but his beliefs are on a continuum with misogynistic, class-based ideas that are held by many.
Oh look. Yet another picture of Taylor in a cheer uniform. This one was apparently team Mickey. Because the Mouse needed me. And really, how could he not? I was adorable. Or obnoxious. One of those two. Anyway… I’m showing mine. Who’s next for showing me theirs? #oldschoolforanewschool (at www.buildingtomorrow.org)