Feminist cancels lecture at USU after threat of mass shooting
Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah’s gun laws prevented Utah State University from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a graphic death threat, the nationally-known feminist writer and video game critic cancelled her appearance. An email to Utah State University threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if the school did not cancel a …
This is not criticism. This is terrorism, just like the bomb threat that was called into the venue where she was going to get an award.
This is what is hiding among your concerns about “journalistic ethics,” Gamergate.
I have no idea how or why anyone would threaten people’s lives for fucking video games.
from the article:
"Feminists have ruined my life, and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all others they’ve wronged," read the message from a sender who claimed to be a USU student.
The writer of the letter goes by the moniker “Marc Lepine,” after a shooter who murdered 14 women at a Montreal engineering school in 1989. Lepine, like the writer of the threat to USU, wrote in his suicide note that feminists had ruined his life.
The writer of this week’s threat also complained that “we live in a nation of emasculated cowards too afraid to challenge the vile, misandrist harpies who seek to destroy them. Feminism has taken over every facet of our society, and women like Sarkeesian want to punish us for even fantasizing about being men.”
He wrote that increased security was futile.
"Even if they’re able to stop me, there are plenty of feminists on campus who won’t be able to defend themselves," he wrote. "One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die."
This is NOT acceptable. This is NOT criticism over game/reporting ethics. This is TERRORISM. This is man babies getting their fucking nappies in a twist and falling back on DEATH THREATS and TERRORISM because they’re so scared of women having a fucking voice and an opinion and the ability to share them.
If you give Anita Sarkeesian anything other than your full support, no ‘but this’, no ‘but that’, you are playing into this problem. Disagree with her opinions and points and thoughts as much as you like, but DO NOT allow even the slightest hint of agreement with these ‘gamergate’ assholes.