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 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
The bullies didn’t win. They didn’t keep her silent. They proved her point. They cancelled a talk but they didn’t silence a voice. An important voice.
Because while I knew of her and respect her, it was something on the periphery of my awareness. I now know how important she is and the message she is spreading. They succeeded in keeping her from talking to people in Utah but they also gave her a listener here in the Philippines.
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