Laurie Penny has made a living out of spinning a few ideas – all of them absurd to any well-informed and intelligent person – into countless different pieces. This is her utterly predictable New Statesman ‘take’ on the Isla Vista killings. From early in the piece:
On Friday night, a young man went on a massacre in Santa Barbara that left six other people dead and seven injured.
‘People’, eh? So far as we’re aware, the identity of the seven injured hasn’t been made public, but four of the six dead ‘people’ were men. It makes a mockery of her entire article. In a just world, this vile woman would be cleaning out blocked sewers.