Over a week ago, Elliot Rodger went on a spree killing that killed six University of California – Santa Barbara students and shocked the nation.

Subsequently, progressives laid the blame on a variety of causes…except for the mental illness apparently plaguing Rodger. Wesleyan University student Tanner Brumbarger has a few thoughts about the effectiveness of the “Hashtag Cavalry” that the left brought in to promote their assertions.

…Enter in #YesAllWomen. As a response to this event, millions of women across the world kick-started the hashtag to share stories of their mistreatment and the process of being a victim of other’s crimes.

Many stories were humbling, and I don’t doubt that many were true. However, sexual assault issues should not be politicized or become opportunities for individuals to climb a ladder and step over real life victims in the process. We cannot have an honest debate about violence against women, although we need to, because the self proclaimed gatekeepers of that conversation would rather limit who can sit at the table by maintaining their position as “speakers for all.” In the process, feminists would rather use the opportunity of violence against innocents to throw a hook at other political opponents or people groups.

….Those who actually have stories to tell, women who have truly been hurt and need the help, are drowned out by the other 1.5 million individuals who tweet stories of when men simply looked at their chests, because #YesAllWomen. The result of this thinking is that if #YesAllWomen are victims of some sort of discrimination, then are all men the discriminators? According to Brittany Cooper, all white males are. Does that mean that I discriminate?

#YesAllWomen had a bright future, for about a minute. But never before has a criminal stopped because a hashtag was between him and his victim, and he never will. At the end of the day, the reason these crimes keep happening is because we as human beings are inherently corrupt and, apparently, are also inherently incapable of doing anything to solve these problems.

Except send hashtags to the rescue.

….This is what debate looks like when our debates are done via Twitter hashtags. Hashtags, oddly enough, that focus on first world sexual crimes, and not the stoning in countries like Iran or the mutilation of young girls in Muslim countries.

Feminists, where’s the hashtag for that?