The actress and writer explained that she, too, has been a victim of male harassment. "In high school a very disturbed boy told me if I didn't choose to love him he would make me," she tweeted. Thankfully, her school "handled it quickly and never questioned how [she] 'provoked' him." It's not a groundbreaking confession, but one that shows harassment does not merely affect the women who Rodger so frequently idealized as "beautiful, tall blonde-‐haired (sic) girl" in his manifesto, but all women, point blank. Like all contributions to the campaign, it advances the conversation by creating a relatively safe space for women to share their own stories.
Dunham then went on to defend the campaign and her use of Elliot Rodger's name to a user who called her out for mentioning the shooter's name in a tweet. "Publicity isn't the problem," she shared. "The abject terror this instilled in women is." Which exactly why we need the #YesAllWomen campaign. (BuzzFeed)