Former Matilda Child Star Mara Wilson, 26, publicly shared her thoughts (via Facebook) following last week’s murderous rampage of Elliot Rodger, son of occasional film maker and one time second unit Director of the Hunger Games, Peter Rodger.
Wilson writes: “Hey all, I hesitated posting this, because I don’t want things to get ugly in the comments but I think it’s important. I read the UCSB shooter’s “manifesto”. Most of it was about how badly he wanted a woman (typically “hot” and blonde) to have sex with him or be his girlfriend. He never once mentioned a woman’s personality or interests, only what she looked like and what he’d do to her. He never approached a woman, just believed he deserved sex and love because he was “superior” and “magnificent”. When he didn’t “get” a woman in his life, he became violent. Please, teach your sons women are people, with lives and personalities and interests. They are not objects, they are individuals, and NO ONE is entitled to another human being’s body or time. Yes, this guy had problems to begin with, but this kind of attitude of entitlement and objectification certainly did not help.”
Sherrie Campbell, PhD, LA-area therapist and author of author of Loving Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person, believes that when we take good care of ourselves and our emotions we teach and model for our children to do the same. She has these comments about the tragedy in Isla Vista: