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
Not to be a jerk, but the people who legally carry weapons don’t usually use them to attack people, since you know, the bullet would be tracked to the gun they own. So lets lay off the guns part.
And the cops? They have rules and laws they have to follow, so despite you wanting them to do something, they aren’t always able to do so, plus the cost of doing that kind of security isn’t cheap and yes, cost matters when its not a matter of general public safety.
Lastly, instead of focusing on the guns and cops, lets look at the jerks sending out death threats. They are the real problem here and thus are what needs addressed.
if there is one thing I have learned during the year twenty-fourteen, it is that neither guns nor cops are part of the problem