L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian chats with video journalist Ann Simmons about "male privilege" in connection with the Isla Vista killing rampage in which the perpetrator said he acted out of bitterness caused by years of sexual rejection.
At least one of the victims' acquaintances has expressed anger over the intense focus on rampage suspect Elliot Rodger, saying it's distracting from remembering his six victims.
Last week?s tragedy in Isla Vista ? the cold-blooded murder of two women, four men and the maiming of 13 others by a gunman who said he acted out of bitterness caused by years of sexual rejection ? has set off a long overdue national discussion about misogyny and presumptions of male privilege.
Family members of the UC Santa Barbara students killed in Elliot Rodger's rampage in Isla Vista have reacted visibly with deep sorrow and anger, while others have remained silent, asking that their privacy be respected as they grieve.
UC Santa Barbara declared a day of mourning and reflection Tuesday as the campus struggled to come to grips with the slayings of six students in Isla Vista on Friday.
DURHAM, N.C. — A crippling winter storm had much of the Deep South caked in a dangerous armor of ice and snow Wednesday evening, leaving motorists trapped in snowy traffic gridlock, forcing thousands of flight cancellations and cutting power to hundreds of thousands. In North Carolina, sections of five major interstate highways were gridlocked, and motorists were abandoning their cars — scenes that appeared to repeat the traffic debacle that gripped Atlanta last week when thousands of cars were left on snow-slick roads. As the situation worsened throughout the day, officials warned drivers to stay with their cars or the vehicles would be towed at their expense. Authorities...