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.
A U.S. Marine has been accused of killing of a transgender person in the Philippines, according to reports.
The suspect, who was deployed the island country for a training exercise, apparently did not know the victim was transgender when they met a disco bar about 10:55 p.m. Saturday and left together, local newspapers reported.
Jennifer Laude, 26, checked into the Celzone Lodge in Olongapo City at 11:30 p.m. accompanied by a “male, white foreigner” with a marine-style haircut,according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Elias Gallamos, a hotel worker, says he saw the white male leave the hotel alone minutes after he and the victim entered the room.
The victim’s friend, 22-year-old Mark Clarence Gelviro, says he was asked to accompany them to the hotel but then Laude told him to leave “before the foreigner could discover that they were transgenders,” according to the broadsheet.
About 11:45 p.m., Gallamos found the victim’s body slumped over in the toilet while checking the room, authorities said.
The body showed signs of strangulation, police said.