After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons
This is so fucking scary. Does a woman have to die before these threats are taken seriously?
When I read these threats, the first thing that popped into my mind was “Marc Lepine”.
anddd I just finished reading a few articles, and I am completely SHOCKED to find that the author of the threats actually references the Montreal Massacre.
I just can’t even with this. Reblogging again for commentary.
Its not the university’s fault. As it is a state university, it has to abide by state laws which include concealed carry weapons.
To claim that the Uni didn’t take the threat seriously is false. They contacted local and state police. The FBI cybercrimes division and the FBI Behavioral Analysis unit in addition to securing the venue far in advance, having more officers than normal, having plains clothes police officers at the event and prohibiting the entry of large bags and backpacks.
Their only other choice was to cancel the event themselves. Asking for pat downs and metal detectors wasn’t an option for the university.