In his manifesto, he said:
"All of those beautiful girls I've desired so much in my life, but can never have because they despise and loathe me, I will destroy."
Social media users are responding en masse to the crime with the hashtag #YesAllWomen, sharing examples of misogyny, objectification and violence from their own lives.
Ludwig said just talking about women's rights and abuse in a public space is helpful and moves the conversation forward.
Bassett thinks parents need to revise they way they educate their children about gender.
"We need to change the culture," she said. "Woman are always talking to their daughters about how to avoid getting raped and not so often talking to their sons about how not to rape."
Here's a sample of the conversation happening around #YesAllWomen:
This tweet from berry @detricotage on May 25 at 1pm, has been shared over 3,800 times.
Twitter user @Lollypodxo shared a quote from poet and activist Margaret Atwood.
And @PatKinnane said "no man is entitled to any women or her body without her consent."
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In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a Massachusetts man makes it his mission to keep our lost veterans from ever being forgotten. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.
Every May since 2007, when his friend's son died in combat, Robert Gramazio lines the front yard of his late mother's home with a flag and photo of every soldier or marine from his state killed in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.
"I kind of got to know their pictures every year. It's like ... I'm talking to them," he said.
This year, Gramazio is honoring 124 of the fallen soldiers.
"I hope everybody doesn't forget. It's kind of sad, one day a year. But at least everybody remembers one day."
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The man behind a California killing spree leaves a story of his "twisted world." On this Memorial Day, the United States remembers the fallen men and women who have served. And Malaysia will release the raw data from Flight 370.
It's Monday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day
1. CALIFORNIA KILLING SPREE
Inside a killer's mind: Before he went on a massacre, Elliott Rodger left behind a 107,000-word "story" of what he called his "twisted world."
2. MEMORIAL DAY
Remembering the fallen: On the weekend the United States honors the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces, President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit on American forces in Afghanistan. He thanked them for their service.
3. COLORADO MUDSLIDE
Unstable mountain ridge: Colorado authorities are searching for three people missing after a massive mudslide in Mesa County, the local sheriff's office said late last night. "This slide is unbelievably big," said Lt. Phil Stratton with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. It's estimated to be about 4 miles long, 2 miles wide and about 250 feet deep.
4. UKRAINE ELECTIONS
Claiming victory: Billionaire Petro Poroshenko leads all candidates with 54% of the vote counted in Ukraine's presidential election, the Central Elections Commission reported today. He declared victory a day earlier, following preliminary exit polls that suggested he had secured a majority of the vote.
5. MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE
What will it show: Raw satellite data about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be released Tuesday, Malaysian Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said today. Families of the passengers on board the plane, which disappeared in March over Southeast Asia with 239 people on board, have been demanding that the raw data be made public.
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.
–BBQ on ice: What could be more American on Memorial Day than a cookout?
- He's a playa: How did life get so complicated? This 5-year-old has three girlfriends and seems troubled by it.
- MINI accomplishment: Sk8er Boi Tony Hawk jumps a popular subcompact.
- X-Men – Kittens: This is another reason not to trust cats.
- Jetpack demo: Just another cool thing to see at the Smithsonian.
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
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