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Trending: #YesAllWomen as women fire back against Elliot Rodger's shooting spree

Tuesday - 5/27/2014, 9:03am  ET

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In this Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, file photo, a Twitter app on an iPhone screen is shown, in New York. Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday, March 21, 2014, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead key local elections this month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Jasmine Song, special to wtop.com

WASHINGTON -- Elliot Rodger's shooting rampage in California on Friday night sparked an impassioned conversation on Twitter against misogyny and sexual harassment under the hashtag #YesAllWomen.

Rodger's killing spree, which he deemed "retribution" for being rejected by women, left seven dead, including himself.

In a detailed manifesto, along with a series of unfiltered YouTube videos, Rodger promised his revenge against the women who denied him affection and the "obnoxious brutes" who thwarted his attempts to attain it.

Since news of the killings broke, women took to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault, fear, and harassment.

Here are some of their tweets:

Mashable reports the trending hashtag began May 24 in a Twitter conversation involving Annie Cardi, @anniecardi, and Twitter user @gildedspine, who has since protected her identity on the site.

"What men have to really understand is what we are doing is connecting the dots the acceptance of everyday misogyny," Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, told Mashable. "This young man was able to express all of this misogyny, and people sort of rolled their eyes and shrugged it off. The point of the hashtag is that ... it doesn't take much for a sense of entitlement to translate into violence."

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