#YesAllWomen: The 17 Most Powerful Tweets

A 22-year-old by the name of Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree on Friday in Santa Barbara, California, killing seven people (including himself) and injuring 13. The reason behind his act of violence?Well, according to several YouTube videos he posted, he was tired of women rejecting him. When the story hit the news, many felt sorry for Rodger and blamed women for being "stuck up" (among other things) for the reason he went on his rampage. Really? Being denied a date or sex are justifiable reasons to kill?

Hundreds took to Twitter to turn the world's eyes toward the blatant misogyny and acts of violence women experience every single day by delivering their stories via a movement called #YesAllWomen. Here are the 17 most powerful tweets, along with important facts and figures:

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Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Senior Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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