One thing the attack on Charlie Hebdo has done is given us evidence on how feminists view men like Elliot Rodger compared to the Charlie Hebdo attackers. Both Elliot Rodger and the Charlie Hebdo attackers murdered several people. However, the feminist reaction to Elliot Rodger and Charlie Hebdo has been quite different.
Feminists said that Elliot Rodger was a “misogynist extremist” and a terrorist (that terrorized women) and tried to link him to PUAs and MRAs as if Elliot Rodger was part of a larger group of MRAs and PUAs that constituted something similar to Al Queda. Anita Sarkeesian has blamed “toxic masculinity” for Elliot Rodger (and other male shooters):
The reality of Elliot Rodger was that he was mentally ill. This was a man who fantasized about creating a virus that would kill all men except him and was being treated by psychologists since he was 8 years old. Rodger also murdered more men than women so he was hardly targeting women. He acted alone and was not associated with any group of MRAs or PUAs. Since Elliot Rodger is dead, his murders ended there.
This is in complete contrast to the Charlie Hebdo attackers. They were not mentally ill and were working with Al Queda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Objectively, this makes the Charlie Hebdo attackers much worse than Elliot Rodger. As long as AQAP is still around, then what the Charlie Hebdo attackers did has not ended. The feminist reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attackers is to come close to defending them such as with this article from Feministing or in the case of Jonathan McIntosh (Anita Sarkeesian’s “partner” as Feminist Frequency and likely boyfriend):
McIntosh actually thinks that what the Charlie Hebdo attackers did wasn’t that bad because they were “marginalized”. Feminists pretend that Elliot Rodger is a demon and a terrorist while supporting actual terrorists. Why do feminists think Elliot Rodger was evil while the Charlie Hebdo attackers are misunderstood? It comes down to one thing. Elliot Rodger murdered (pretty white) women so they consider him to be a misogynist despite the fact that he murdered more men than women. Feminists considered some of the work that Charlie Hebdo published to be misogynist. It all comes down to the fact that feminists consider violence to be legitimate against anyone they consider to be a “misogynist”. That is why they treat Elliot Rodger and the Charlie Hebdo attackers so differently. That’s it.