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EDITOR’s NOTE - This story has been updated here.

LOGAN — Utah State University plans to move forward with an event featuring a prominent Canadian-American author, blogger and feminist, despite threats of terror, a spokesman said Tuesday evening.

The decision came after several staff members received an anonymous email terror threat on Tuesday morning from someone claiming to be a student proposing “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if it didn't cancel the Wednesday lecture.

The email author wrote that “feminists have ruined my life and I will have my revenge, for my sake and the sake of all the others they've wronged.“

USU officials have consulted with federal, local and state law enforcement and determined it’s safe to allow Anita Sarkeesian to give her presentation, said spokesman Tim Vitale.

In order to determine the degree of risk the letter posed, police ran the information they had through the FBI cyber terrorism task force and a number of other statewide database analysis information centers. 

”They determined the threat seems to be consistent with ones (Sarkeesian) has received at other places around the nation,” he told the Standard-Examiner. “The threat we received is not out of the norm for (this woman).”

Despite getting the OK from federal and state agencies to hold the event, that doesn't mean they won’t be taking extra safety measures.

“We are taking every precaution, including having extra security at the event, and are not allowing large bags or backpacks inside,” Vitale said, adding it will continue to assess the situation up to and after the lecture. Although the letter purports to be from a student, authorities don’t believe it came from a university student.

The email was sent to Ann Austin, director of the Center for Women and Gender Studies, along with several others, according to a spokesman for the center. 

Sarkeesian is the author of the video blog “Feminist Frequency” and the video series Tropes vs.Women in Video Games, which analyzes how women are depicted in pop culture. Sarkeesian will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. in the Taggart Student Center Auditorium.

The email was a warning to all staff and students at USU if Sarkeesian’s talk wasn’t canceled “a Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out” against those in attendance, students, staff and the women’s center. 

“I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs,” the email continues. The threat is “giving (USU) a chance to stop it.”

The threats increase throughout the letter, saying at one point that even if security is increased it won’t save anyone and feminists on campus won’t be able to defend themselves.

“One way or another, I’m going to make sure they die,” it said.

Sarkeesian poses “everything wrong with the feminist woman” and that is why she is being targeted, the email states. “She is going to die screaming like the craven little whore that she is if you let her come to USU.”

The writer ended the email saying they would never be found, but everyone will soon know their name.

“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 FBI is currently investigating death threats made against the woman in March at Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. An anonymous email was sent in March to 25 award ceremony organizers that stated. “A bomb will be detonated at the Game Developers Choice award ceremony tonight unless Anita Sarkeesian’s Ambassador Award is revoked. We estimate the bomb will kill at least a dozen people and injure dozens more. It would be in your best interest to accept our simple request. This is not a joke. You have been warned.” 

Threats and others like this have been reported to be part of a recent trend in the ongoing video game culture known as Gamergate, which began in August.

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anonymous

Funny how Ally and feminist prvilegemongers like herself get more offended by feminist-manufactured false flag hoaxes than they are the actual bomb threats being made by their fellow feminist psychopaths,

anonymous

lol. Assuming the email is from a man... it could also be a fake email just to push the feminist agenda. It's not like Feminist haven't tried to lie and manipulate information and situations to get what they want before.

anonymous

Ally, this single death threat is proof of misogynistic ideals in society? What about the feminist extremists who show up at MRA events to scream, ridicule, and in some cases, stop the event from occurring altogether? (i.e. Look up the feminist protesters who pulled the fire alarm at a male issues event held at the University of Toronto)Death threats are cruel and have no place in a rational society but please stop acting like this represents an oppression of all women. Death threats on the internet are common any time anyone speaks on a controversial topic and the threats tend to increase as their popularity does.

anonymous

The writer of the email is likely a Brazilian nut that has been harassing Anita long before Gamergate was even born. It does not read like American

anonymous

Sarkeesian chose to silence herself by not doing the event even though the campus police said there was no imminent threat and no risk to students. If she really was against intimidation of women she would have done it. But no, she just wants to perpetuate her victim narrative and make feminists believe that they live under the same oppression that women in radical parts of the Muslim world do.Sarkeesian claims she was "forced to cancel her talk" but then says on her twitter that she didn't cancel because of the threats but rather because of the Utah concealed carry laws which permit people from bringing guns to the university - kind of a contradiction. So Sarkeesian in reality, she's simply not talking at USU in protest of the concealed carry laws. Yet these "feminists" are still acting as if she's been silenced by death threats when she chose not to go for a completely different reason.Sarkeesian is only famous because of the harassment she gets. It's what she thrives on. She's such a narcissist that she even boasted on twitter about being on the front page of NYT simply because she received death threats. That isn't something to be proud of. She isn't on the front page because of what she's done, she's on the front page because of what has been done to her. She's such a Malala wannabe. Now Malala, there is a truly brave individual who stood up to real extremists and didn't back down even in the face of horrific death threats and being shot.Also, people are trying to blame these threats on male video game players but nowhere in the letter does the terrorist mention video games. There is no evidence that the sender of the letter is a gamer or is associated with #GamerGate, but that doesn't stop Sarkeesian from making the link.Look at this retweet on FemFreq's Twitter: "1999: gamers demand we stop blaming school shootings on videogames. 2014: gamers threaten a school shooting because videogames." This shows Sarkeesian's anti-video game bias. Gamers didn't threaten a school shooting because of videogames. What a complete distortion. Sarkeesian is a provocateur who wants nothing more than to enrage gamers by accusing them and their hobby of being responsible for her death threats. Get real and wake up.Why is it so hard to think that a woman can lie and manipulate people? Why is it hard to entertain the possibility that Sarkeesian is using these threats for her own self-aggrandizement?

anonymous

The IP could be traced, but anyone could have set up the email account and sent just one email from a library or some other area. Just because they could maybe trace the location, doesn't mean they could have actually located the person who sent the email.

anonymous

Hey, where are the protests when OTHER speakers get bullied out of an invited gig? Oh, that's right; the same protesters were the ones doing the bullying, or their intellectual kin on other campuses.

anonymous

I feel so sorry for you and your inability to grasp humor.

anonymous

For those discussing GamerGate I reccomend listening to what these women have to say about GamerGate first:http://live.huffingtonpost.com...

anonymous

By the way, this threat email is bull. Classic hoax language. Too bad they caved.

anonymous

Wow. I'm not a gamer, and I had no idea these games were so disgusting. It's not just the misogyny... they're just disgusting and inhumane and crass in every way possible. Ugh.

anonymous

While I am not criticizing your opinion, it sounds like you are believing this due to a video of Anita's. I would strongly reccomend doing research on this woman's past work and find out why she has such a negative rep before believing what she has to say.This applies to everything you read online, just because someone wrote it or you saw it in a video does not make it true. There are many people who try to shape the opinions of others, and will downright lie to do so. Doing actual research will reveal it, but you have to look for it first.Regardless I do not condone or think Anita or anyone deserves death threats. The person in question was tracked down to Brazil, and it is believed he used this to gain attention for a website of his.

anonymous

Oh look, the psycho got his way. Sorry Feminism, random "threats" from random psychos are able to easily overpower the message.

anonymous

Well said!

anonymous

Please search the names Valerie Solanas & Erin Pizzey (bomb threats).Then can you ask the question "has an 'extremist feminist' actually done anything beyond asking for more female representation in media?" again.

anonymous

you're exactly the person I'm talking about.

anonymous

This woman is a flat out liar. It has been proven numerous times. Just search for her name on you tube and you see her admitting to lying about the vast majority of her content. Oh and by the way feminists recently phoned in death threats to a mens rights talk. So before you all jump on your little pedestals you might want to sort out the extremists in the feminist movement which by recent actions and words make up the majority of it.

anonymous

There it is. Your analogy proves you think you and your viewpoint is superior. Really? Scientists and a stereotypical dumb farmer. So feminists are like the smarter scientists and the critics are dumb hicks. Wow your bigoted. And the best part is your response to reading this will be nothing more intelligent than "you're dumb"

anonymous

If I'm a student at USU, I wouldn't be setting foot on campus until the University and Law Enforcement at least make the show of trying to trace a simple email. Even with masks and bounces, the IP address can be determined. Seems like the school doesn't care the treat was made against everyone...Once again, cops and courts—and University administrators—fail to protect anyone, let alone serve societal interest.

anonymous

So, in the EU they solve this problem with "red light" districts. That's where this guy needs to go to get the edge off. He'd probably totally forget about her in about 30 seconds.

anonymous

This is absolutely ridiculous. The police will be checking to see that no one brings in a large bag or backpack....but anyone with a weapons permit can bring in concealed weapon.That makes no sense. Why would a person carry a gun in a backpack if he can legally bring it in cocealed under his shirt???

anonymous

Feminism wants to sterilize every form of expression because they think all people except them are too stupid to not beat women if they see it in a game or movie.

anonymous

I wonder what kind of things feminists have done to "ruin" the threatener's life.His response to Sarkeesian giving a presentation is pretty extreme. He's either a very disturbed person, or something "representative" of feminism has affected him in a very significant way.Or, I suppose he could just be a troll... which would maybe fall in the category of disturbed.

anonymous

mormons are right up there with the muslim extremists!

anonymous

But if I may add to your post, why feminists want to perpetuate this idea that women are different, instead of accepting and respecting that men and women are different is beyond me. This mentality does not exist in Europe, but here in the States, we're constantly in battle with this "he said - she said" argument. That is also tiresome. CNN and the other media outlets love to push this button and stand back and let the fights begin. I work with some very mature and professional women in age ranges from 25 yrs of age up to 60+. Having spoken to women in the past about these things, many women hate feminists because it has also ruined relationships for them also. It's caused a lot of angst for men, young and old, and to be frank about it, many men "just don't bother to try to date and don't care anymore". So this feminist thinking has darkened both sides of the field and really, we all need to grow up and get over it. Men have changed because of the feminists and this is how we think, "when we date, respect us and if you don't, goodbye". It's quite simple for us. Do you agree?

anonymous

bingothere is no mention of gamergate# in this threat, even if there was, why should it be taken differently than any other random psychopath claiming he supports somethingfor example, if someone murders a dozen people and say they did it for Occupy Wall Street, is that Occupy's fault?Truly strange lack of logic.

anonymous

Who has the most to gain from this?

anonymous

Death threats? Isn't that something Islamic extremists do? (Except many of them actually do it) But still....

anonymous

The article "Setting the Record Straight" by Robert St. Estephe exposes the widespread fictionalization of the historical narrative by collectivist censors and gatekeepers who push the anti-science "social constructivist" ideology -- in particular the distortions of feminist fake history.

anonymous

Urfg so many crazy idiots in this world : /

anonymous

I literally cried while reading that. What is wrong with the world, I'm so of reading death-threats sent to people attempted to change peoples views on games, /games/, or simply asking for a fresh perspective on an conversational topic. Threatening someones life and many others for a simple talk. This is just disgusting to think about.

anonymous

more false flagging

anonymous

If you copy and paste text, Disqus usually ends up putting random line breaks. Edit it and remove them afterwards or when you paste text, that'll fix it.

anonymous

Translation: he didn't but we're going to say it anyway.

anonymous

No death threats were made in the name of Gamergate. Every supporter of GG renounces threats and doxxing.The only defamation campaigns I see are from the oppenents of GG.Score: 0/4. Press start to try again.

anonymous

Could you maybe not call her "the woman" all the time? She has a name.

anonymous

Is my posting appearing with strange formatting for everyone else? I tried to fix it once and it appeared to have worked but now it's all strange again... -_-'I'm sorry if it is appearing with the strange formatting for everyone else. I'm not really sure what's going on.

anonymous

No schools I can think of, but it's not an uncommon occurrence at men's conferences.

anonymous

Valerie Solanas.

anonymous

I would hardly call a world where me looking at nudes is considered sexual abuse and men's masculinity is shamed, any sort of utopia.Feminism's negative rap has a well demonstrated history. I prefer a world based on fact & equality - not sexist dogma.

anonymous

So anonymous troll and psycho sends a legitimate death threat, and now that's dogmatically representative of non-feminism and gamergate? No, it's representative of a disturbed individual. GG wasn't even mentioned in his letter.Yet the endless list of veritably anti-male literature and actions directly in the name of feminism are mere "fringe radicals", in no way representative of feminism? Riiight. I suppose the usual death threats and angry feminist mobs at men's conferences suddenly doesn't count either, right?You're all hypocrites.

anonymous

Betty Friedan this girl is not.

anonymous

Also why are no threats being reported that happen to other people who support gg?https://twitter.com/Boogie2988...

anonymous

This is the most important thing about this. I don't hate Gamergate because of their views (though I completely disagree with most of them) I hate it because any time anything bad happens they claim it has nothing to do with them and start shouting about it. First it was #notallgamers, then it was #notallgamergate, now it's apparently #notallterrorismthreats.

anonymous

If that is the case then Gamer Gate has nothing to do with it.The closest thing to a warning letter that anyone has given for any kind of a mass shooting was Elliot Rogers in his Youtube manifesto ramblings. That letter is anything but a ramble. It is well worded and thought out. Not the type of thing someone writes when they know they are not going to walk out alive, especially in a state where it is legal to carry. Which to the best of my knowledge no mass shooting has ever happened in a state where open/concealed carry was legal.This is why it is going to be business as usual tomorrow for the school. The threat is not seen as credible. It doesn't add up. If anything Anita should feel more secure knowing that potentially dozens of members of her audience may be packing heat and that they are there to see, hear and likely support her. Any gun person with that well written a threat letter is going to want to make a statement before they start causing a panic and shooting people. Plenty of time for a number of people to draw down on them and end it with no shots fired as has been proven in multiple cases that have yet to ever make the mainstream media.

anonymous

Nobody wonders that.

anonymous

This actually what I mean wtih feminism at work; insulting, without having intellectual means to debate and provide evidences.I've confidence that those looking for facts are willing to read. I assume you didn't

anonymous

Can't stop laughing when people post this "false flag" BS.

anonymous

Re: "I'm insane for asking for proof?" ... Yep (in this case)Asking for proof is not universally a good thing. It's not like a trump card you can pull out to win an argument. For instance asking for "proof" that Apollo landed on the moon makes you insane. Asking for "proof" that Hitler was personally involved in the Holocaust is insane.There are many, many different situations and events and circumstances where asking for proof at that particular moment is counter-productive, unreasonable and sometimes ... insane.Do you really think that it's a good idea when threatened with a mass murder, to stop everything and make sure all the threats are actually proven before the authorities act?

anonymous

And you are a a sociologist? Been to school past 10th grade even? Hilarious.

anonymous

These long lunatic posts are making me laugh. You guys actually believe that on a thread this long, ANYONE (even those that agree with you), are actually going to read this sh*t? Dream on, crazy boy.

anonymous

What about the possibility that the "Canadian connection" actually implies that this lunatic has been obsessed with her for a while and thus knows all about Canada and her background?I don't see why this would be seen by any competent law enforcement officer as evidence of it being fake. It's more likely evidence of it being very real indeed.

anonymous

The onus of proof is on the person that made up the wacky theory. That's just basic science and common sense.

anonymous

You're mixing up "criticisms" with "objectionable."

anonymous

Well that's good because frauds like Sarkeesian and Quinn have no idea what feminism is either :)

anonymous

Yeah, but the point is that *after* making that leap and starting to post here, the GG dudes are spending all their time arguing that he *isn't a GG person.

anonymous

I think what's most frustrating to me is that the people who jump on these lists and criticise feminists and feminism are always the same people who have no idea what feminism is about and no experience to judge anything by.The only analogy I can think of is that it's like two scientists are in a lab arguing about some fine technical point of some experiment, and a farmer with a hayseed in his mouth jumps through the door and starts telling them what's what. As if he had any f*cking idea at all.

anonymous

Exactly. Can't be done.

anonymous

I am a student here... Sounds like the complete opposite of what a student would say.

anonymous

I hope they track the people/person down. I would not be surprised if it is a false flag, the language has too many feminist stereotypes woven into it.

anonymous

This whole story would be well and good if Anita was a feminist but she's not. She's a con artist and a manipulator, as well as being manipulated herself by Jonathan McIntosh. So the terrorist's first mistake was thinking Anita was a feminist. She's as much of a feminist for women as Al Sharpton is a civil rights leader for black people.

anonymous

Oh, I see. So blaming the entire GamerGate movement for the threats against Sarkeesian (which the author of this article decided to do and which isn't even proven to be from a proponent of GG nor is the word "game", "gamer" or "gate" mentioned anywhere in the threat), judging it falsely and judging it from the fringe that may conduct themselves in this manner (which is decried by the majority of those pro-GG), is fine, but bringing up extreme feminists in a discussion about feminism in an argument about how feminism has become synonymous to misandry or man-hating just "muddles the conversation."

anonymous

"There's simply nothing objectionable in her work"There are quite a few analysis of her videos and critiques of the work. There are some legitimate points that are brought up. The Amazing Atheist has done one video called "refuting anita sarkessian pt. 2." I'd recommend it.

anonymous

Lol. this was good for a laugh. I am leaving this because I know it urks some of you and even angers others while some don't care. It makes it better to know I won't come back to read your responses. And yes, radical feminism exists, some even say that men should be reduced to 15% of society, here you go -- http://anti-feminism-pro-equal...

anonymous

For the fake feminist frauds and their "journalist" enablers, yes. And they're handling it so well too :)

anonymous

I know the the media wishes to portray what has occurred to push an agenda but people must remember this was a extremely small group of people who went to the point of actually sending death threats. I don't support what this person did and the FBI will do a proper job investigating but you cannot extrapolate these actions to the entirety of the male gaming community.People will hurl insults online because of the anonymity of the nature of the internet and think it's fun to troll groups they don't disagree with. Very few people will email death threats and actually release personal info of their targets online. As a gamer I can say whoever these people were crossed a line but they are the exception not the rule of how to judge male gamers in the community.

anonymous

I'd rather have neither, to be honest.And name-calling is very childish. Please don't do that if you want to be taken seriously.

anonymous

Or, use multiple accounts with different screen names, like you.

anonymous

While it's reasonable to suspect that the terrorist may have lied about being a student, going from that to 'therefore this is feminists!!' kind of kills any credibility you might have been aiming for.

anonymous

When challenged, delete posts. New rule for the SE. We wouldn't want a discussion, by god.

anonymous

One I was replying to a comment two how do you know it was male when I know a female antagonist can be just as aggressive if not more so. However in this case even though I in no way condom this it seems to be a recurring thing. Also the best way to get people to not think it is you is to make them think it is someone else.

anonymous

Satire is not meant to be taken literally. :)

anonymous

"I had nothing of merit to offer in the first place."That much of what you have stated sounds believable.

anonymous

I once had a death threat on youtube. I promptly fled my house and set up a Patreon account to capitalize on my victim hood. Because, you know, I had nothing of merit to offer in the first place.

anonymous

I don't think she makes very much money on youtube videos. Not very profitable at all.

anonymous

Pro tip: Anita is a con who cut her teeth in teleseminars. She doesn't care about games, she doesn't care about women, she cares about making money.https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

anonymous

She doesn't give these enlightening talks for free, and she's married to VOX media where a number of colleagues can finance her endeavors. She doesn't write her material either, her boyfriend does. That's some female empowerment for you.

anonymous

Good point. Anita is the only person who charges speaker fees on the entire planet. It's a scam."She doesn't write her material either, her boyfriend does."You people have quite an imagination for these conspiracy theories you dream up.

anonymous

Let's state it clear. If someone has done something wrong, he/she will be held accountable of his/her actions.That being said let's clarify a bit what #gamergate is and what role Anita played in it.Gamergate, in brief, has exposed a feminist driven initiative to infiltrate the gaming industry and put its ideology at the core of the gaming development. To make a long story short, it has been exposed (and there are overwhelming evidences) that feminist groups have managed to do at least 2 things:- give unfair (undeserved) opportunites to female developers; this is discrimination motivated by ideological purposes- infiltrate gaming magazines to make reviews of games by a feminist perspective; this is deception of a gaming for ideological purposesThe people who did it, did it by mean of an hidden agenda, and showed disdain of gamers, the actual customers of games.If someone thinks that the topic is about "female representation" in gaming industry, then he/she does not knoiw anything about this topic and has not spent time in investigating it.Someone in the thread asked "what Anita has done bad? she just asked for increased female representation!"Well let's say that many are pissed of this stuff of gender representation, and think that business should be based on merit (an heresy, I know).But this is not even the case with the "poor" Anita.So for sake of clarity, let's make a short recap of what Anita has done and how she fits in the whole gamergate picture.Anita is not a gamer, she is not a game developer, but she is a feminist, and from this, and only from this standpoint, she reclaimed a role in the gaming ecosystem.This is the way she reclaimed her role:- she stated that in games, female charachters are "objectified" because often they are represented as sexy and very femminine; this is a nonsense and biased perspective because male carachters are depicted often as masculine and with body exposed as well; this exposed her intellectual disonesty- she stated that female carachters are subject to forms of violence in the games; this is simply false, and actually almost the totality of "victims" of violence in the games are males; also almost always the "bad guy" is male- she stated that games promote the idea of females as "damsels in distess" and that this does not empower women and reinforces gender sterorypes; this is pure ideology at play; also, this point is slightly in contraddiction with the point above of "games promoting violence against women", isn't it?- she didn't ask for new games to suit female taste; this already happens following market rules; SHE ASKED TO CHANGE THE GAMES THAT BOYS/MEN PLAY TO SUIT FEMINIST BELIEFS. This is what she asked for, so let's not change the cards on the table.This pissed of the evil gaming community; she used blatant lies to start initiatives whose orwellian target is to change the way products are done because while they suit the male audience (the customer base) they do not fit the feminist point of view. And if that was not enough she exposed disdain of gaming community because it is mainly "male".Then she raised money. To realize a game? No. She made other videos to promote her twisted interpretation of gaming and her orwellian ideals.She overexopsed herself and when she got criticized, she blocked the comments while continuing with her propaganda made of lies and using her channels to frame gamers (not specific individuals but he whole gaming community) as a bunch of mysogynists.She never, never, said "sorry, I was wrong", "sorry I've been bold", "sorry, I misinterpreted", "sorry, maybe I've gone to far", because she was raising money with her ideological fallacies. Never a single sign of modesty and respect for the people she was pissing off.So, before you draw conclusion, please investigate the topic. Also, just for a second, let's imagine a group o masculinsts (or whatever) framing female readers as misandrist and starting initiatives to change the contents of the books because the audience is mainly female, and the contents of such books do not fit the "masculinist" perspective. Whould anyone be pissed off? No, surely not.

anonymous

FUnny how all these feminist "game critics" get all these threat constantly yet the police never arrest anyone...

anonymous

She is a Feminism,scam artist and now you can add to the list left wing anti 2ed amendment nut job.

anonymous

We "pimple faced nerds" produced the games you little kid wants to play to be "cool"

anonymous

You do not need to be logged in to read Twitter; you do not need to be logged in to screenshot Twitter; you do need to be logged in to post tweets. It is not particularly suspicious if screenshots show that someone did not log in to Twitter until the system actually prompted her to do so.I, for example, am not logged in to Disqus until I log in - which doesn't happen until I see someone wrong on the Internet who is obviously in need of correcting. If I'd felt the need to screenshot your post for some reason, the screenshot would not show the 'reply' button and other people would just have to take my word that you're not just Spikier Than Thou false-flagging.

anonymous

yes, when you lie like she does, you deserve what you get

anonymous

Because... it is a terrorist threat?It is a correct description.

anonymous

lol this is going to get good we have retarded pimple face nerds fighting with Feminazi's! WOO HOO! pulls up a chair.

anonymous

The liberal media that wants us to ignore the scandal and turn it again gamers

anonymous

Please go to bed, you need to wake up bright and early for school tomorrow. Maybe once you graduate high school in five years, then you'll understand what you're saying is completely nonsensical and you'll have a change of heart.

anonymous

More fake threats designed to give this feminist scum more attention.

anonymous

eh, because presenting thoughts without proof and derogatory name calling proves this your theory and justifies the slurs?

anonymous

If she does lie, you would be better off just present proof. Spiteful personal attacks make you look weak and strengthens her position.So if shes everything you think she is... why are you helping her out?

anonymous

No one's worried about a text-based game cutting into the market share of the big guys. It's not even a game, it's a choose your own adventure book.

anonymous

How about criminal threat instead of the clickbait "terror threat"?

anonymous

Gee, good sir, please, tell me how meak and evil gamers can persuade toxic moonbats that they aren't the scum of society?I am LISTENING and ready to BELIEVE, please tell what I have to do for your acceptance. Please, I beg of you. Teach me. Tell me what to do. I just want to fit in. See, I'm already catching on to this feminism thingy.

anonymous

Who exactly reported that a group of women were supposedly conspiring to undermine the world of gaming?Check your nearest mirror.

anonymous

I would argue that you're not actually beating anyone and locking them in the trunk, because you know, it's just a game, but that's been beat to death.

anonymous

Brianna Wu.You see, your role is not to ask questions or verify, your role is to LISTEN AND BELIEVE.Brianna Talk. You Listen. You Believe.Any questions? Just kidding, no questions allowed.

anonymous

Hey, it's their choice if they wanna be perceived that way. GG has only made the situation worse.

anonymous

Who exactly reported that this was associated with GamerGate?

anonymous

So... nobody. Thanks for clearing that up and proving my point. Maybe we can be friends after all?

anonymous

The derp is strong with you.

anonymous

The voices in their head.

anonymous

Not only are gamers sexist racist hate-filled ignorant scum whose only agency involves harassing female strangers, gamers are murders and rapists and child molesters too. Oh, and their dead so nobody has to listen to them or pay attention to them. Gamers are over! HAHAHA F*** them!Yeah, gamers have nothing to be upset about or anything. Just stating facts or something.

anonymous

So far in these comment I've been told that gamers are child molesters and murderers because they played Hitman because, you know?Very persuasive arguments.

anonymous

I would say that was more the start of the chain reaction that caused this mess.The corruption and collusion has been around for years. Example of collusion and a call to be partial and bias in gaming reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...Though a better overview of it can be found on forbes:http://www.forbes.com/sites/er...

anonymous

Isn't it past your bedtime, young man?

anonymous

No True Scotsman.Of course she did posted a "game concept" on youtube that nobody watched (because nobody actually watches ANY of her videos and her viewership has steadily decreased since her first video, down by ~75% since the first video), the concept is about a "princess" who violently murders a bunch of men who rule over her. No projection there or anything.

anonymous

I'm not a sociology hack trying to make a living exploiting gender playing divide and conquer, so I have no reason for citation. Besides, I don't need a list in a textbook to know that progressive scum are trying to poison yet another hobby with their toxic ideology. No worries, winter is coming and gamers are already starting to boycott all of you moonbats, so they can cry from gutter next year when they're mired in poverty.

anonymous

All these threats are thus further proving her point about the damage that the misogynistic ideals placed society on have. Sit down, and shut up, this is a man's world and women deserved to be punished for believing otherwise. Bullsheet! I hope her lecture at USU goes well, without harm to her.

anonymous

if anyone of you even bother to watch her videos you can see shes kinda crazy.. she says "rescuing the woman in danger" is some kind of sexual act LOL what! She's not a feminist shes an extremist.

anonymous

Since you are a feminist, I'm believing that you've also taken time to fight the inequalities of your own gender. That would be preposterous if you didn't. that's just not equal.

anonymous

"violent cowards and the ignorant "What a nice guy you must be. So righteous. I'm starting to chub.

anonymous

And I'm guessing you haven't played Hitman and won't play Bayonetta (her next target, ripe for her cherry picking) or any of the other games she whines about. Because *gasp* they aren't made to appeal to you. That's what Farmville and Candy Crush are for. Male gamers (the ones actually buying these games) don't need Candy Crush or Gone Home lording over their games, that's why you have Candy Crush and Gone Home and the have Hitman.Her whole series is like a man making a series whining about the sexism of Barbie and the doll industry.

anonymous

Since she calls herself a feminist.

anonymous

picking a basket of cherries doesn't make one a sociologist, just a cherry picker. It's easy to be "absolutely right" when you spend your time avoiding context to satisfy your confirmation biases.

anonymous

Proud to be a gamer and a feminist, and would love to hear Sarkeesian speak in person. There's simply nothing objectionable in her work.As a male, I can say with confidence that feminism has done me zero harm and much good. Sock puppets, violent cowards and the ignorant who attack things they don't even understand? Those hurt all of us. Glad to see they're not being given power.

anonymous

What proof do you have that militant misandrist feminists ruined this guy's life?

anonymous

Dumbass. Just because a bunch of people have same viewpoints and ideals doesn't make them a cult. Under your lacking-intelligence, the democratic and republican parties are both cults. And what's more, I can already assuredly bet that you haven't even watched her YouTube video. Nobody in a right state of mind can argue with her when it comes to sexism in video games. It's blatantly demeaning towards women.

anonymous

Say what?! This is an article about death threats against a WOMAN from a MALE extremist. Get it? *boggle*

anonymous

'But hey, it fits the criteria of "Evil Gamers" so cite it!'But hey, it fits your criteria of anti-gamer corruption, so cite it!Look in a fricking mirror.

anonymous

You're missing the point. Why would Anita need to be logged out to screencap those threats? Why would she need to be logged out at all?

anonymous

Care to offer any facts to prove me wrong? Because if all you've got is calling me "deluded", it's going to take a hell of a lot more to sway me.

anonymous

:^)

anonymous

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anonymous

they certainly are churlish but it's kind of splitting hairs. And no way they are incompetent, all of their ideological allies are always telling each other how smart they are. They can't all possibly be lying to each other, could they?!?! They have citations!

anonymous

So it is the victim's fault. Riiiight.

anonymous

I wouldn't call them high school girls, I would call them incompetent children. The author of this article would be laughed out of any legitimate news outlet.

anonymous

Anita "Queen Bee" Sarkeesian, does she even realize she is a cult leader? It was telling at the xoxo speech when she said people were claiming she had an army of sockpuppets pretending to harass her and she was like "where is this army?" and the crowd hooted and cheered like a bunch of idiots. They'll do whatever she tells them to, they just want to be told what to do.

anonymous

Knowing her, she probably is the one who sent the threat.

anonymous

Is this supposed to be journalism? You have literally NO sources. Absolutely disgraceful.

anonymous

This is what you call a bounce in the echo chamber. so when the moonbats write their $100 sociology textbooks that nobody reads they can cite themselves and all their friends who wrote these pieces.You see, rad fems and progressives are into the feminine, they behave like girls, specifically high school girls. They bully and ostracize and sick their twitter armies on people like they are still in high school then they cry like little babies when they get called out for it.

anonymous

"not out of the norm"-FBIBut hey, it fits the criteria of "Evil Gamers" so cite it! The feminist war for citation must be won so when they go back and rewrite the history books they can clog up the bibliography with their own farts.

anonymous

If your argument hinges on "nobody died," you're doing it wrong.

anonymous

You can make screencaps on twitter when you are logged out of twitter. All you have to do is type in the URL of the user. And if the user was spamming her, then those tweets would still be appearing as she went through the process of going to that URL and getting the screencap, thus it would be easy for the newest one to be only a few seconds old.

anonymous

Rebecca Watson: "...guys, don't do that" Horrors!!!!!111!!

anonymous

"... Anita herself. It's far more likely the latter ..."You people are seriously off in your own world. One just runs out of words to describe this level of delusion.

anonymous

Since when did speakers have to 'represent' anyone? What a nonsensical comment.

robertbecker

Good for USU. This is the United States of America, not some tryannical backwater of 14th century ignorance where fear is acceptable as a way to throttle thought. Not here. No. Dammit all, not here. The pig-ignorant un-American coward who issued the threat can not, will NOT, be permitted to silence anyone here. I am not a particular fan of A.S. but if I lived in Logan I'd go. If Ms. A.S.'s ideas are wrong, the way to counter them is with more speech revealing why. Hell, if a Tea Party speaker drew terror threats for a planned speech in Ogden, I'd turn out just to make it clear that terrorist cowards will not be permitted to silence ANYONE here.Other universities, with shame be it said, have caved to such threats. Hats off to USU for refusing.

anonymous

I'm confused. How is critiquing something or having an opinion on something banning or censoring it?That she wasn't a gamer at one point doesn't change the fact that gaming culture has a problem with women. You're looking at how faulty she is as a messenger and ignoring her message.Her videos are opinion pieces. You are allowed to disagree with her. But, you know I've seen people attack her as a person, but I've never seen anyone address what she's said in her videos as a disagreement. That's the big problem I have with people who hate Anita; they attack her as a person but they don't argue against what she's saying. I probably wouldn't agree with someone if they said that there was no misogyny in video games, but if someone broke down how what she said was wrong I certainly would respect their opinion. I've yet to see this without her character being attacked.

anonymous

I'm noticing a pattern, every single time one of these violent threats occurs.1. Gamergate specifically targets a person in rants and articles and tweets, seeks to discredit everything they say, paints them as an "enemy."2. Attack mysteriously comes from *somewhere*, incidentally immediately after that person was widely villainized by Gamergate.3. Gamergaters flood the hashtag and articles to deny having anything to do with the attack, while continuing to try to discredit that person, claim they made it all up, and vaguely imply that they brought it on themselves.4. Gamergaters complain about being falsely implicated in these attacks. Claim conspiracy to tarnish their reputation. Act as though they are the true victims in all this. Go so far as to demand an apology to Gamergate for making any connection between the movement and the attacks on the very people they are going after.It doesn't matter that the people actually making the attacks aren't doing so with the explicit approval from the rest of Gamergate. The rest of Gamergate acts as their PR campaign, rushing in to distort the facts and victim blame, so that the harassment can continue.

anonymous

Extremism aside, there are LOTS of people who are just misinformed or undereducated on issues and make strong stances they don't really understand. It makes it difficult for people to take the term 'feminism' seriously because like many other causes, some idiots who don't take time to learn, themselves, give itall a bad rep.

anonymous

Women who have been dead for, what, DECADES now? Cool story, bro.

anonymous

There are a few, not many but a few exist, feminsts who believe males need not exist, and if we do, we should have a very passive, submissive role. Basically it's like role reversal but pushed way into the extreme. So, they exist.

anonymous

This woman does not represent any modern day woman I know. Let her speak. She should be laughed out of USU.

anonymous

This stinks to high heaven of a hoax, either by someone in the WGS Dept or Anita herself. It's far more likely the latter, since Anita has a history of capitalizing on threats against herself for money and publicity. Just look at how she handled her Kickstarter, for Pete's sake. Also, the Twitter "threats" that supposedly forced her to leave her home are definitely a hoax. She screencapped them less than a minute after they were made, and was logged out of Twitter at the time.The only people who cite Mark Lepine are feminists trying to paint anyone who questions them as violent bigots. Funny how they keep trying to make that image stick when they're the ones who have been caught, on video, screaming obscenities at people trying to attend speeches by feminist critics.

anonymous

Go read up on Valerie Solanas and Andrea Dworkin.

anonymous

What was it Napoleon said? Ah yesss.....""Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."http://huff-watch.blogspot.com...

anonymous

I would say the extremist are misandrists with their depiction of being okay with violence towards men as a preemptive strike kind of thing. as well as saying men deserve this violence and that male kids need to be drown and mentally damaged by them. so close enough to me .

anonymous

FBI: "Nothing to see here."Cool story bro.

anonymous

And some people actually wonder why I never talk about video games in public.

anonymous

When was the last time an extreme feminist' threatened to blow up a school?

anonymous

It has been a common tactic used by the Anti-GG to draw attention back to them and to mask their other attacks on GG supporters. Interesting that As Brianna Wu was being "attacked" and attention shifted to her, Boogie2988 was also Doxxed by the Anti's and Banned off a forum for his growing support of GG despite trying to remain neutral and be a voice of reason. A great distraction which also got mainstream media attention. Much ado about Brianna Wu, but not so much as a line of text in any media report about Boogie who is arguably one of the few names in GG who's influence is on par or greater than some of the Game related media outlets.The Anti's needed a poster person for their campaign. ZQ is crazy and Anita has been thoroughly debunked and uses a teleprompter as a crutch more than Obama.Boogie is being attacked in an attempt to silence him and cow him from being truly supportive for GG and using his influence. The anti-GG people, namely SJW's & Feminists, have been at this a lot longer than Gamers in creating these battles to promote their extremist views.Not saying there are not Internet trolls who are not causing issues for both sides, they do exist to create drama, but they tend to pick on individuals who they know will be reactionary to a few pokes. Not on the scale that has been exhibited in the Doxx and DDoS attacks.I would challenge people to look at the money. That is the core motivation in my opinion. Who is profiting from this? We know how Anita is making money with all these new speaking engagements and her KS and she just reads what she is given, by a man no less.How has Brianna Wu's games sales been the last 72 hours? How much money did ZQ make on her "game"? Look at the money and you will see what this is really about.

anonymous

While we don't yet have enough data to prove that whoever's made these threats has also participated in the ongoing campaign of misogynist hysteria that is Gamergate, it would hardly be surprising if he had. And the fact there is such a pervasive online climate of hostility to women that has made people feel comfortable and justified in acting like this shouldn't be discounted.

anonymous

It only makes sense to idiots, yes.

ernestthompson7169

He calls people cowards, but wants to take out aggression on a woman? Why not talk to those "Cowards" he speaks of, & try to make a difference in a non-violent way? Can't control his anger, nor get his way, so he goes overboard. I hope the best for tomorrow. Also, I have no remorse for a brat that can only think one way. Like Dolph Lundgren says in Rocky IV: "If he dies, he dies."

anonymous

Somewhere. Surely. We'll take your word for it.

anonymous

Just look at the comments tho! GG is labeled as conspiracy theories, a misogynist hate movement, whiny manchildren,etc. i particularly like EpicFails nice retort down below. Truly a fail of epic proportions.

anonymous

Sarkeesian has been a frequent gamergate target. It only makes sense to blame gamergate.

anonymous

Well. Looks like Gamergate will be blamed for another insane thing. Because reasons.

anonymous

Look feminist are getting a lot of want they want. They are trying to get in to mans spaces and being successful at that. When you you are sitting comfy, there's no need to be extreme. These extreme threats from males are the proof that maybe we are the ones being oppressed. It's just a back to the wall reaction.

anonymous

How does a student in a U.S. school know about a Canadian event that happened December 6, 1989. Likely before this "author" was born. Seems pretty coincidental that a Canadian speaker would be associated to a Canadian event 25 years ago. No other mass school shooting ever came with a warning letter. Especially not one written as propaganda.Using a Canadian as a "Mascot" for an issue in an American school and in a society that is very different from that of Canada, speaking as one. Why not bring up Elliot Roger who is a much more recent example.Seems a bit contrived to me.Not saying any threat should not be taken seriously, but anyone who is going to do something like this is not going to warn you about it and is not going to make references to something 25 years old that happened in another Country when better examples exist that are much more recent and relevant.This reads more like a reminder of something that happened to tell people this is not a new issue and the goal is to create more awareness as part of a feminist agenda, not a real legitimate threat. Looks like propaganda that will be published in many news papers for free. Great advertising for the event and the movement.Because of the Canadian references I would be checking with all the Canadian students, of which I am guessing are a minority, then with anyone that has attended a class in which this historical event happened as a source of influence.

anonymous

Right, because Anita making some youtube videos critiquing how women are portrayed in video games is totally the equivalent of GamerGate death threats, doxxing and defamation campaigns.

anonymous

Right?! Jesus.

anonymous

protip: his manifesto didn't say any specific movement, just the senstationalist article. Maybe you should stop giving out those protips next time love.Oh and nobody died either.

anonymous

Protip: If your "movement" involves murdering a bunch of people over a public appearance by a person you disagree with, you're the bad guys.

anonymous

Protip, which "movement" involves such things? Be sure to put your evidence right here ------------------>

anonymous

Get your tin foil helmets the 8chan and MRA reddit brigades are here to save us from the SWJ's and "feemales! Because it is all a Konspiracy against us menz!! Because something, something..mumble..deflect, misinform, and logical something . They hate this PC world. Where they can't harass, threaten, and stalk wimmins without being called mean names like manchildren and misogynists.

anonymous

Here come all the GamerGate trolls and dupes to claim that the violent threats against women that have consistently emerged from the campaign have nothing to do with GG, despite the fact that it was same people on 4chan that were doxxing feminist game developer Zoe Quinn and wishing she would die that were promoting the #GamerGate hashtag in the first place.They make absurd claims that they only care about "ethics in journalism," but seem to have only a childish notion of what ethics even mean. They seem to think that a journalist writing about a game that she or he paid for is a grave moral breach, but that women receiving death threats is no big deal, just something that happens on the internet and not worth discussing or acknowledging.

anonymous

Hi Gwen Rae,I'm a little concerned about you implying that my arguments "...started out disingenuous and then were spread unthinkingly as fact." I assure you that everything I have said has been in good faith. I don't mind you going through my points; in fact I appreciate it. I just hope that you'll allow me to do the same.A person's likes or views can indeed change in less than a year. However, a person's past cannot. Either she was a life long gamer or hated video games. These claims are mutually exclusive. I would agree that personal devotion/love for a thing isn't required to critique the thing, However, I would argue that honesty should be required.I wasn't addressing the merits of censoring comments. I was pointed out that she did so, except for her kickstarter video and then used the comments to gather sympathy, publicity and more money.Donating more than what an individual asked for is not a con. However, the point is that she still hasn't delivered what she said she would 1 year and 1/2 later, despite garnering more than enough resources to do so.A lot of conferences do not compensate their speakers, but a whole lot of them do.We'll have to agree to disagree about Hitman as when it comes to games, I don't like the banning and censoring of certain things. I prefer consumers to have the proper information given to them regarding a game's topic and let them decide whether or not they wish to purchase it.

anonymous

I'm more and more convinced the Gamergaters are themselves the conspiracy. They're attacking indie devs for "journalistic ethics" but completely mum on the corporate hype machine promoting all the Triple A releases. They're just a bunch of temps hired by EA and Ubisoft to strangle the indie scene before it can cut into the big boys' market share.Which is less plausible but also less depressing than these simply being a lot of very pissy young white guys with too much time on their hands.

anonymous

College-aged (allegedly) and his "life is ruined" by feminists.Yeah. I'm sure that's his problem.

anonymous

Then the person gets charged and that's one less dangerous criminal sending credible threats, hooray!

anonymous

What the hell is this nonsense? Why would this article link this threat to the people in GamerGate?

anonymous

Linking it to MRAs is equally plausible but since AS is a games critic, that's probably why.

anonymous

Right so then it's a disgusting lie with absolutely no evidence backing it whatsoever. I'm glad you agree with me Auntie. This "journalist" is a liar.

anonymous

No, they're really not. Not nearly to the extent of GG.

anonymous

I was just responding to the question. Nothing more. I'm not in any way justifying it.

anonymous

The story gets buried.Just like when we found out Anita's original death threats were from a Brazilian journalist and not GG.

anonymous

Oh, that was only on Youtube? no one ever goes on that site. He also sent copies of his manifesto to a dozen people including his family and friends.Why are you so actively engaged in ignoring this? I'd rather be proven wrong than sit idly by while someone threatens to kill people.

anonymous

Hahahahahahahahahahaha Oh wait you're serious. Let me laugh even harder. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

anonymous

Well, I have used my impressive detective skills to read the last sentence of the article."Threats and others like this have been reported to be part of a recent trend in the ongoing video game culture known as Gamergate, which began in August."Some people might consider literally saying the word "Gamergate" to be a context clue about it being related to Gamergate.

anonymous

Fair enough. I really appreciate your responses, by the way. It's refreshing to have a proper talk with a gamergate supporter and find out the reasoning behind it rather than just seeing all the hateful nonsense that gets screencapped and posted to Twitter.Out of genuine curiosity, what is it specifically about the state of journalism that pisses you guys off so much? Any particular articles or anything you could link that let the corruption shine through?

anonymous

Who is this "nobody" you speak of? The ones who hate gamergate?

anonymous

No they're not "in effect" saying any such thing, and no, they won't be abandoning the incredibly successful label just because those clowns who have been exposed can't handle the heat.

anonymous

Sure it does, until frauds like Sarkeesian and Quinn decide they're not getting enough attention or patreon money so they decide to reinsert themselves into the mix yet again.

anonymous

GamerGate in action. Ugly.

anonymous

Whoever those are? The most obvious would be Andrew Auernheimer (Weev), who stated he supports #Gamergate on his recent livejournal post and also recently emerged from prison a white supremacist and literal Neo-Nazi, with a brand new giant swastika chest tattoo.

anonymous

Just replace "manchild" with "womanchild" and you have a great description of Sarkeesian :)

anonymous

Hi Sammy,I can certainly understand your reasoning. However, even if there weren't any sort of bad things done by ppl who associate themselves with gamergate at all, 99% of what you heard about gamergate would probably still have been that GG is evil incarnate.We've had gaming journalists and some of their more mainstream peers painting the movement to make it look as bad as possible and it's certainly in their interests to do so. Gamergate was going to be tarnished from Day 1 because of this. However, the movement has made some decent strides forward and I can only hope that the longer it stays trending, the more people will start looking at it in a more nuanced fashion.

anonymous

Eh, nevermind. Wasn't aware it was added in afterwards.

anonymous

I'm going to kind of go down your points one by one, if you don't mind. I see these arguments a lot--almost word for word--and I think some of these arguments started out disingenuous and then were spread unthinkingly as fact.A person's likes or views can change in less than a year. Maybe more importantly, personal devotion/love for a thing isn't required to critique the thing.She disabled her comments because Youtube comments are overwhelmingly awful. Hell, pewdiepie disabled his comments and he's not exactly coming out with thought-provoking material. The femfreq videos are critique, not a discussion. They can be discussion /starters/, but it's not her responsibility to host those discussions. Those can be had almost ANYWHERE ELSE on the internet. (Side note, the cries of censorship have always been especially funny to me when they come in the form of response videos/crowd-funded documentaries.)She got a lot more money than she asked for, but everyone who donated past the 6K mark KNEW she'd blown way past her original goal. They donated anyway. That's not a con. She hasn't met the original deadlines she set, but again I'm not really seeing anybody who donated complain. I personally find the talks and conferences she's doing in addition to her videos really valuable.Most conferences, including TED, do not pay their speakers.I haven't played Hitman myself, but I can acknowledge that it may have been one scenario out of many--maybe even a scenario that you'd have to work hard to get. I think the important bit is that the scenario exists to get at all. Her videos are not about specific games, but about elements/tropes that show up across MANY games. I'd never argue that her videos are perfect, though, and I think there can be useful criticism of any critique.

anonymous

So, the voices in your head, since a reference to gamergate doesn't exist in the letter or reality.

anonymous

Gaming journalist have been painting GG as that since the beginning. Don't you think that problem is with sensationalist media in general?

anonymous

He posted that on youtube, he didn't send his threats directly to the people like above, nor did he try some kind of "Do what I say or else" nonsense.

anonymous

alright, but the idea that Sarkeesian is one of them is pretty laughable.

anonymous

Fine, if they don't want to be taken seriously. But since GG is now widely associated with harassament and misogyny, the name is tarnished and disclaimers mean squat. See comments above to people who identify as GGers.

anonymous

The emails should contain the IP address of the sender in the email's header, and there are numerous services on the internet to determine the location and ISP of any IP used. Once they find the ISP, the police could contact them for further information. This is a serious threat and should be taken seriously.

anonymous

Because GG is constantly being painted as such, without any clear evidence. because those words are sensationalist, people are going to hold that view over anything reasonable. Thats why they put the extra bit.

anonymous

Sources: People moaning about GamerGate on Twitter.No it isn't anything to go on. Neither is the evidence I've seen GG put forward in support of their noble cause.

anonymous

I am explaining to people who say "I support Gamergate and I am against all harassment" why nobody believes that.

anonymous

#Gamergate is also responsible for the Bemuda triangle, participated in the construction of the first tank and makes all traffic lights red when you're in a hurry.

anonymous

So you're problem is with a name only? names are not grounds for discrediting something

anonymous

"I'm some guy who thinks that acting like a hot head makes him better"

anonymous

It just seems a bit daft, when 99% of what I hear about GG is that it's evil incarnate, the other 1% coming from people in GG, to still latch onto the hashtag, just because of worries that journalism might be corrupt.Of course journalism is corrupt; Every form of journalism for every kind of media has had its fair share of biases and bribes and all that kind of rubbish. But does it really matter? We all know not to trust one outlet for our news and reviews, but to check other sources to get different perspectives. The people in power will not always be on our side and will sometimes misinform us. Power corrupts. It's human nature. And we're smart enough by now to see though it.Yet all of a sudden people are deciding that corruption, specifically in GAMES JOURNALISM, nowhere else, is such an important awful issue that they should join this bandwagon of angry irrational sexist arseholes (even if the arseholes are in the minority) to help solve the problem, regardless of the fact that hardly anyone outside their little bubble takes them seriously.Come on. Support full disclosure and ethical journalism. Don't support GamerGate.

anonymous

One of the problems for people supporting Gamergate who claim they are not about harassment and are about ethics is that "gate" means "scandal," not "cause." When they say they support Gamergate, they're in effect saying they support the bad things that have happened. People who really are concerned only about ethics in games journalism need to find a new label for their issue or they will continue to be condemned as misogynists and harassers, because that's what the scandal has become.

anonymous

So basically you're just jumping to conclusions?This sort of thing isn't new. It's unfortunately been an ongoing problem for a long long time.Anita has said herself she's been receiving harassment long before Gamergate started.

anonymous

why wouldn't the fact she is feminist be enough for any extremist?

anonymous

Well yeah.

anonymous

How depressing that you ignore the fact this has nothing to do with Anita but Jeff's logic. Sorry I should have made it clearer as I thought I was addressing people with greater intellectual capacity.

anonymous

Except when it does, like, every single day.But keep on being disingenuous. Nobody is falling for it.

anonymous

So what does this have to do with gamergate exactly? Gamergate is about corruption in the gaming media. It has nothing to do with death or terror threats.

anonymous

GG is the big thing right now. put two and two together

anonymous

Because obviously, the only people who hate Anita is #GamerGate, not anyone else.

anonymous

well the letter doesn't mention gamergate, games or her work on youtube so it must be gamergate.

anonymous

Anita says she has faced the worst harassment of her life since Gamergate started. Worse, even, then the harassment she first received over her Feminist Frequency kickstarter. This is not a coincidence.

anonymous

sounds like a coincidence to me. Funny how you guys don't see what she's doing with that tweet.

anonymous

Actually, it started with one upset ex-bf, and the corruption got tacked on afterwards.

anonymous

Haha. We really don't need to discredit GamerGate, they do it to themselves just fine with statements like this.

anonymous

I deleted my previous comment because when I wrote it, he forgot to attach the email log (or my browser didn't display the image, idk). When I refreshed, he provided it, or the image appeared. I'm not going any further in this.Basically, my previous comment was pointless because I was talking about quoting without proof that anyone did it. You can blame it on me for not refreshing, or (possibly) him for forgetting to add it.

krisbaker355

Make a list of "radical feminism" views.

anonymous

Then no one gets shot and everyone goes home alive? Oh noes!

anonymous

Shame you don't follow the other laws yourself.

anonymous

When the police expose who actually sent the threats and they don't turn out to be someone from Gamergate, what then?

anonymous

That was going to happen anyways. When's the last time someone phoned in their murderous rampage before they went and did it?

anonymous

May, when Elliot Rodger announced his intentions to kill people before following through with his threats.

anonymous

Uh, does the name Elliot Rodger come to mind? Yeah.

anonymous

Yes. I'm sure the police's first priority is to compromise their investigation so you have "proof" that people might get shot at.

anonymous

What's more logical, that someone threatens Anita again (which has happened multiple times) or an online news site that cares about its credibility invents an article that could easily be proven later as a hoax? Think about it for at least 2-3 seconds before you make up your mind.

anonymous

So remember a bunch of dudes whose accounts are doxxed for supporting gamergate?Danielle Gieger gets spammed with plaigarism reports, nobody seem to care. Both sides are incredibly guilty, including pulling ads from gamasutra and threatening feminists with death threats

anonymous

What progress exactly?It works perfectly I don't condone force which is what you misunderstood but I won't deny it does work and it works very well. Either way let's hope this nutter gets caught as Anita should have every right to speak her mind if the public are willing to give her platform to do so.

anonymous

http://www.nofrackingway.us/wp...

anonymous

Nice Try.

anonymous

Right. Send it along with Obama's long form birth certificate, I guess?

anonymous

It's possible, but highly unlikely. It's most likely sociopathic trolls on the internet that love drama. Most people that know internet culture are good at spotting obvious bait.

anonymous

Just because he put quotes over something, doesn't mean it's real. I'm not calling him a liar, I just want something to backup what he has said.

anonymous

Staff said it themselves in these very comments, idiot.

anonymous

Email's there for you to read, dude.

anonymous

Being labeled as whiny man children is not corruption. Try again.

anonymous

third party groups i.e.Rantic.com

anonymous

scroll up.

anonymous

Oh, so I'm insane for asking for proof? If you actually read what I said, you would've read that I never said any of this was fake. I asked for more proof providing this.

anonymous

"Threats and others like this have been reported to be part of a recent trend in the ongoing video game culture known as Gamergate, which began in August."

anonymous

You mean sources like the reproduction of the actual message that's reprinted above, and the recipient of the message? Nobody at the university or at this paper could care less about your gaming.

anonymous

Well, Yes and no. Its mostly interlocking interests for one goal, Individuals are going to have their own motives about joining, but that's the corruption issue is that started this whole thing. Most of them are trying to stop getting labeled as "whiny manchildren" as some people put it.

anonymous

Nice excuse.

anonymous

Aaaaaaaand not even half a page until Goodwin's Law. Good night everyone.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

anonymous

I need to open a tin foil hat store. Demand seems to be at an all-time high.

anonymous

Well what do you know? The supporters of ethics in journalism hurl at abuse at random bystanders, and the random bystanders hurl abuse right back. Goes to show that whatever your opinions and political views are, humans are awful. There you go.

anonymous

So, where is the proof that someone has said these things? You are quoting things people have said, without any source that they have said any of this. You didn't provide email logs or whatever they're are using to communicate or anything. The sources you provided aren't even about anyone threatening to shoot up this school, rather a bomb threat that she got in March.I think things like this are terrible and I do hope that there will be police at the campus in case someone actually does something. But without actual proof that anyone has said this, I believe it is just an article trying to make gamers look like misogynistic school shooters, so people will frown upon them.tl;drWhere's the proof?Using Anita as a professional victim.And trying to make people who game look like awful people.

anonymous

Stopping Hitler was a reaction to force/fear. His initial use of force and fear brought about the worst war in history. His actions caused those issues. In the end, it didn't work for him and all it did was see millions of people die, cause the destruction of entire cities, and foster a lot of hate. Your example doesn't work. I'm speaking about people trying to bring about change. Again, your example is implying that there's an equivalent nature to Hitler attacking people and nations and Anita Sarkeesian shedding light on an existing problem.Obviously force is often used to stop force. But we're not talking about that. We're talking about progress.

anonymous

There are these neat things called "context clues".

anonymous

The point i'm trying to make is that, this is most likely these third party groups are just trying to rile up firestorm. i doubt they even care about Feminism.

anonymous

People like you keep spouting "corruption" but at the same time GG has nothing to do with "corruption".

anonymous

Hi Gwen Rae,In the case of Anita, we have someone who has previously made clear that she's not a gamer and that she thinks games are gross. Skip ahead a few years and she's suddenly a life long gamer who loves video games.In her youtube videos, she has always disabled comments...except for the video where she announced her kickstarter account. Some of the comments were admittedly vile, but she was only too happy to collect them and use them as examples of why her work was necessary and why people needed to donate. She asked for $6,000 for her to do her vid series and got $160,000. It's been about 1 and 1/2 now and she's made maybe 3-4 vids, which is not what she promised and has spent her time going on speaking tours...to get more money.Furthermore, in some of her videos, especially the one where she commented on Hitman Absolution, she took thinks way out of context, was intellectually lazy and showed blatant dishonesty because it fit her narrative.Ask for whether or not she is fabricating the harassment she gets, I don't think it's fabricated. I do however thinks she trolls for it a bit and amplifies it to both demonize her opponents and to gather sympathy and potential donations.

anonymous

Also, from the recent Deadspin article:"They're told never to use the actual term "Gamergate," as that will allow the message to be filtered."So if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

anonymous

I have my views on your thing, but that's fortunately not what I'm on about considering I'm completely and utterly sick of talking about it. I'm just talking about people of any persuasion making terrorist threats for any purpose, including ones I agree with.

anonymous

You know who i am, but you know who are you?

anonymous

But nobody is doing that. Most people in Gamergate are actually pretty benign, and want to deal with the main problem, which is the corruption part, which is fair and valid. its just that internet drama causes people from the outside to start attacking each other. Hell, some people in the movement have found out that some of Anita's death threats were made by sensationalist journalists in El Salvador and Brazil. There might also be some SA members doxxing specific people from both sides to continue this whole "hate movement" mentality, but that's reasonable speculation at the moment.

anonymous

I'm more angry about The Chew.

anonymous

I mean its like putting a hidden speaker in a movie theater, then scream FIRE. You're making false threats, but that's still against the law. There's still precautions

anonymous

"Feminists ruined my life and I will have my revenge." Oh the drama!What a thin-skinned emotional midget this guy must be to type that with a straight face. More than likely he "ruined" his own life and wants a scapegoat to blame for his not receiving what he was raised to believe was his birthright.

anonymous

It was appended after the initial posting.

anonymous

Why are people saying there's no mention of Gamergate in the article? It's right at the last line of the article. Did you all just see one person say there's no mention and just automatically assume what they said was true? It takes like 2 seconds to verify this.

anonymous

"I have no real basis to back this up because my enemies are imaginary, but I'll say it anyway"

anonymous

Because they appended it after the initial posting.

anonymous

Except, y'know, it does mention GamerGate.

anonymous

You are right because we asked Hitler really nicely and he stopped killing Jews.

anonymous

Gamergate was mentioned in the comments of the article. Since others brought it up, I thought it was appropriate to do the same. Thank you.

anonymous

[citation needed]

anonymous

It does mention gammergate at the bottom of the article and even so this stuff is going on in gamergate all the time like clive said, hardly a big leap

anonymous

anti-gg are just as guilty of using false flag and lies, so don't pat yourself in the back.

anonymous

I'm with ya, brother. I too had my life ruined by a Youtube video asking that I think critically about a video game where you can beat a woman and lock her in your trunk.

anonymous

Considering the Montreal Polytechnique massacre happened in my province, pardon me that I am not amused.

anonymous

... while apparently ignoring the widespread fictionalization of thei historical narrative by the more traditional _conservative_ censors and gatekeepers, who merely _use_ the anti-science social constructivist _techniques_ -- in particular the distortions of neo-calvinist fake history.

anonymous

What does that have to do with baseless bomb threats and a con artist?

anonymous

Write Par 2. Truth is not owned by ideologues. The article is focused. It deals with "Women's Studies" as a particular discipline and most importantly, shows the History of Fatherhood text referenced to be a dismal screed. --- When someone dodges a Crips bullet that is not an endorsement of the Bloods. The world is bigger than a "Pick A or Pick B" game

anonymous

Hi Sammy,As someone who followed the development of the movement since its infancy, I can sympathize with it. There is a very large group of people who feel like their voices are being taken away and every unfair media article seen about gamergate makes things that much more frustrating. I've seen harassment and threats by people who are pro-gamergate, but they a tiny and often condemned minority. A sign of a worthwhile movement it how well it polices its members and gamergate does just that. I don't think people give the gamergate movement enough of a fair shake and dismiss it when a lot of people have gone out of their way to condemn and report any threats or harassment.As an aside, I'd also like to point out that people who are staunchly anti-gamergate have engaged in the same behaviour, but don't have to worry about the media reporting about them. In essence, both sides of this have small minorities doing some deplorable things and I condemn it no matter who is doing it. .

anonymous

"All gamergate ever does is harass and throw insults at people" http://gamergateharassment.tum... You can claim that its a bunch of sockpuppets pro-gamergator use, but the same can apply to anti-gg.

anonymous

A literal Nazi is somebody who actually identifies as a Nazi, as opposed to someone who's just being called a Nazi as a stupid insult. If you know what both 'literal' and 'Nazi' mean, it shouldn't be that hard to work out.

anonymous

Not worth addressing this little creep directly, but I do have to wonder about what people doing this sort of thing hope to achieve. They aren't going to change a single mind by their methods.I'm a political activist and member of the Labour Party (useful for background, don't yell). When I meet a Conservative activist or supporter, what good would it do me to scream and shout and threaten to kill them? I'd work myself up and they'd think I was an idiot if they didn't already. In life, sometimes people will disagree with you. Get over it.

anonymous

Sadly, some people now think that feminism is equivalent to misandrists. This is not helped by the extremists in the feminism movement.

anonymous

"Feminism has taken over every facet of our society."Where is this utopia he speaks of? I want to move there.

anonymous

I can't help but be confused by the phrase "extremists in the feminist movement" below an article about an actual anti-feminism terrorism threat.Has an 'extremist feminist' actually done anything beyond asking for more female representation in media?

anonymous

This is the problem, Feminism is about equality, if a guy gets stabbed buy a girl and the girl gets away with it, he shouldn't get counseling from the mras , but from a feminist, but Chanty Binx or Rebbeca Watson or the general tumblr feminists accounts paint a bad light on it and feminism is now viewed as a men-hating braless hairy leg stereotypes

anonymous

Radical Feminism can have some pretty extremist views and a lot of people jump on those extreme views and claim they represent feminism as a whole.

krisbaker355

HUH?

anonymous

Let's not even start with the "but extreme feminism is also a problem" line. Yes. In all things the extreme margins are also a problem. That doesn't mean you have to bring it up. It just muddies the conversation, and in this case makes the subtle suggestion that the terrorist might be slightly justified, even if that's not what you meant.It's getting tiresome.

anonymous

It's utterly orthogonal to this incident, but I would say that TERFs would qualify under that label.

anonymous

Radical Feminism is kinda like the Real Killers that OJ Simpson is still looking for.

anonymous

They prefer to execute children and their husbands instead.Extreme feminism looks scarily similar to extreme christianity, even down to the infallible cult-like flagellation

anonymous

How is this related to my comment?Seems a few people are taking my comments out of context.

anonymous

I never said that. And I don't see how you came to that conclusion. Please enlighten me as to why it's Sarkeesian's fault that there are militant, misandrist feminist that the attacker said ruined his life?

anonymous

No it is not sadly, it is good. Because feminism is all about misandry. Its pillar ia the myth of men oppressing women, if it is not misandry what is it? It is not people that are wrong in thinking that feminism has translated in misandry, it is the other way around; those who conduse "addressing women rights" with feminism, are the ones been tricked.And people should have a more careful look at what feminism does (at institutional level) and not what it states.

anonymous

Other than his own words, none. My bad; should have said "…that there are militant, misandrist feminist that the attacker said ruined his life?" instead of "… that there are militant, misandrist feminists that ruined her attacker's life?"In fact, I'll fix that right now.

anonymous

Anti-feminists think about those two a lot more than most feminists do.

anonymous

MRAs are terrorists and terrorist wannabees. I'll take an "extremist" feminist blogger over teenage video game addict with violent fantasies any day. Loser.

anonymous

Not really. I'm gonna continue to be more concerned about MRA terrorists than these alleged over-enthusiastic feminists that you people cry about so much.

anonymous

So you can't decide between bloggers and terrorists? That's interesting, loser.

anonymous

So feminists are okay with you as long as they wear bras and shave their legs? What an idiotic thing to say.

anonymous

Because you are an expert on feminism eh? Despite having views diametrically opposed to everyone who actually knows something about it, and even more extreme than most of it's opponents? Riiiiiight.

anonymous

Yes I am. So I'll check your expertise on the matter.Simple questionarire, check the correct answer:- did feminist groups lobbied at EU to make anti femminism illegal?- YES- NO- did feminist groups lobbies in Germany to not ban circumcision of baby males- YES- NO- did feminist groups set-up the agenda of "redefining masculinity"- Yes- No- did feminist groups definited masculinty as a key factor of wars?- yes- noVery simple closed questions. You are a professor, you should be educated enough to know the answer.

anonymous

Feminism is about misandry like the NFL Draft is about ensuring the Lions repeat as Super Bowl champs.

anonymous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

anonymous

lrn2context.I'm not crying about "over-enthusiastic feminists". I'm saying MRAs and people such as this guy making the threats use things like this to justify their prejudices. Basically I'm saying they cherry pick and claim that's what feminism is.I'm complaining about MRAs using logical fallacies to justify themselves.

anonymous

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...A feminist attacked by militant feminists. It exists.

anonymous

Yes. How about the White Privilege Conference which is all about getting this ideology into classrooms that if your White, your privilege and you wipe that privilege into the faces of those not as privileged as you. http://www.whiteprivilegeconfe...Look at those two quotes under the first heading. Search for Peggy McIntosh and you'll see she identifies as feminist. Paula Rothernberg also appears to be a feminist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...Watch this video and tell me this is ethical. They're shaming these poor children into believing they've committed a crime because they're white. The scary part is they want to bring this into classroom across the nation. Tell me these people, the two women quoted in the above link aren't racist.Go research DiGRA. It was founded to be a think tank for video game research but now the executive board is more less all feminists. These feminists want to do away with the peer review process in their organization because it's not "efficient" enough for them. Really they want to get rid of it so they can say their toxic opinions are fact. Heck I think in a recent video I watched, there was another feminist organization that wanted to do away with peer review, again so as to claim that their toxic opinion is fact. There's a reason that peer review exists in the world of academia, it's to make sure the facts are facts and get out as such and the crazy opinion does not become fact.How about Sargon of Akkad's recent stream?https://www.youtube.com/watch?...Just listen to the first 10 minutes or so and you'll hear one of the guests talk about some couple's therapy him and his wife went through. The therapist blames the husband for his wife's problems. For those who don't watch essentially both the husband and wife meet and click because they feel like they want to help people who are in a position of disadvantage. The wife works in Special Education. Well the wife is getting stressed out due to work and life and turns to harmful things torelieve the stress. Yet the therapist has the audacity to suggests it's the husband's fault!? If you watch the first 10 minutes or so the story get's better. The guy talks about this therapy has put a strain on their marriage and he's not sure if they'll make it. The husband is hoping to take up legal action here pretty quick.Keep watching the video and you'll get to go on a ride into the insanity of extreme feminism. I'm not saying all feminism is horrible and bad but there is no denying that the extremists in feminism are doing real harm to society.

anonymous

Seems to me you're the one who can't tell the difference if you think MRAs whining on the internet are terrorists.

anonymous

Given threats against feminists, I don't blame them and other women if they start hating men.

anonymous

If you participate in the gamergate "movement", you're choosing to participate in a movement that fosters stochastic terrorism. Start another movement that isn't about you getting duped by a cadre of 4chan trolls, and I'll be interested in your arguments about how the death threats aren't your fault. Until then, you're just adding to the danger by legitimizing the "movement."

anonymous

Please, explain and justify why you looking at stolen nudes is not just as deplorable, invasive, and morally wrong as, say, some perverted stranger peeking into your daughter's window to watch her undress.

anonymous

You are right, feminism is not just about misandry. Feminism is all about misandry, money and power.Stick to facts, truth hurts.And BTW, I do not care about NFL, sorry.

anonymous

Straw man. I don't know a single feminist who holds that view.

anonymous

Well gamergaters sure wouldn't want to offend somebody who claimed it was infested with "literal Nazis," whatever those are.

anonymous

Again...? I'm surprised Anita is still relevant.

anonymous

Why do you think she's a con artist? I've only seen people who haven't donated money to her call her a con artist. Do you believe that she's fabricating the harassment she gets?

anonymous

Are you even trying?

anonymous

But don't get mad at me for doing it, ok?

anonymous

"I'm a whiny pissbaby manchild who hasn't been spoon-fed everything I've ever wanted, so I'm going to put my self-entitlement on display by throwing a tantrum of epic proportions."

anonymous

It was brought up by other comments. Debating it is pointless. EDIT: I'm getting worked up over nothing. I'll delete these comments.

anonymous

And that's before you even get to the transphobes and the high-profile nutbars. o.O

anonymous

Why on earth associate yourself with gamergate? All gamergate ever does is harass and throw insults at people. If you think there are ethics issues in journalism, then for god's sake say you are pro-ethics or something. Don't deliberately put yourself in a group with literal Nazis in it.

anonymous

It's not. It is, however, a male harassing a female in the games criticism industry. That's the story here.

anonymous

On the off-chance they are serious, they are worth listening to. Mainly so the police and other authorities can find them.

anonymous

"Threats and others like this have been reported to be part of a recent trend in the ongoing video game culture known as Gamergate, which began in August."

anonymous

Where in the article or the email is Gamergate mentioned even once?

anonymous

It is in there. It is a breaking story, so we just put up the initial story first and continue to add to it.

anonymous

As someone who is pro-gamergate and thinks Anita is a con-artist, I condemn any sort of threats or harassment against anyone. It's really saddening that they had to mention what happened in Montreal as I was living in Montreal at that time and it was a tragedy.

anonymous

Be sure to post any evidence that gamergate is responsible for this threat right here ------------>

anonymous

Yes. It is SO VERY relevant and sensible to bring up this topic in this context, under this article. I congratulate on your basic human empathy, good manners, and common sense.

anonymous

Hey, look, another cylon.

anonymous

Given you see this kind of thing every day in connection to Gamergate it was hardly a leap to make.

anonymous

You're not going to eliminate gamergate because you're never going to close the gap of distrust between gamers and the industry. Your best bet is to encourage moderate voices to steer the movement in a peaceful direction. This is happening right now with GGers being encouraged to report harrassers on Twitter thanks to people like Boogie, Erik Kain and TB. Outside of a mass blacklist of everyone who uses the hashtag, this is the best you're going to get and linking every act of harrassment to GG is just more fuel to the flame.

anonymous

Haha, like they'll actually go through with that. Sad little nerds with their sad little fake threats, as usual.

anonymous

This isnt a death threat against one person, this is a terror threat. the really big boys will have to get involved

anonymous

If your only response to anything is "I'm going to kill everyone" you're not worth listening to... pull it together.

anonymous

Utah probably doesn't have a precognitive police force.

anonymous

I'm getting so tired of all these threats. Even if the gamergate community was in the right, and they're not, they need to realize that positive change has never been brought about via force and fear. Their tactics are ineffective and they will never be taken serious until they can speak, LISTEN, and act like adults.

anonymous

Are you drawing an equivalence between Hitler and Anita Sarkeesian? Is that what you're doing? Is this on purpose?

anonymous

No you said force doesn't work I just gave an example of it working. Do you need any more examples? My post is completely neutral on this issue but it does question your logic.

anonymous

If i recall, gandhi was going to use violence but resolved to using peace method as a way to influence and it worked. The same applied for women suffrage movement in the 20s and MLK in the 60s.

anonymous

Gandhi's movement worked due to economic problems otherwise force would be involved. Women's suffrage movement worked because they wanted women voting not exactly productive to kill women in your own society. Remember the pressure from Malcom X. MLK wasn't violent but others were.

anonymous

I'm not a GG'er. But comparing things to Hitler, basically at anytime, is a straight shot to nowhere. I seriously hope someone gets charged for all the death threats and BS GG is doing. Its insane.

anonymous

I was referring to Reese's law.Why?Name a better example of a reprehensible individual that had to be stopped with force? I wasn't calling Anita a Nazi.

anonymous

Haha, because you were really willing to "credit" them to begin with :)

anonymous

You don't know sh*t. Hitler is dead now isn't he? How did that "force" work out for him?

anonymous

Yeah he got defeated by force... Look I know everyone is emotional over this but please be more rational next time.

anonymous

If Gamergate was mentioned, that's exactly the sort of detail the police might not want to release.

anonymous

No arrest?

anonymous

Elliot Rodger, the misogynistic anti-feminist MRA dude (ie. someone that would likely have been a "gamergate" compatriot) who killed several people in a killing spree targeting a woman's sorority put out threatening youtube videos beforehand. As did the Gabby Giffords shooter. As have the perpetrators of several other recent mass murders.The shootings were all followed by "why didn't anyone do anything?" discussions. Remember?

anonymous

Well it isnt because the talk hasnt been cancelled.

anonymous

I live near this.

anonymous

When do school shooters ever announce their shootings? Obviously a scare tactic, that's working pretty well.

anonymous

They're like cylons, constantly intercepting stories of anti-feminist acts with their robotic "misinformed" BS. :|

anonymous

Interesting that the article didn't mention Gamergate once but we see a Gamergate defender immediately post a comment assuming that there IS a link. I wonder why.[edit: the GG comment was added to the main article afterwards. Point being, the writer of the letter didn't mention GG - and yet even GG supporters still assumed he is part of their gang. Tells you something, doesn't it?]

anonymous

Brace for all the Gamergaters coming in to say this must be a false flag. You don't have to listen or believe, but don't resort to conspiracy theories with no evidence.

anonymous

As if we need "false flags" to make GamerGaters look like misogynist loons.

anonymous

Yes, that's the standard GamerGate level of discourse: "I know you are, but what am i?"

anonymous

wait where does he say this is for Gamergate?

anonymous

how are you going to claim he's representing any specific movement though? i mean with that logic we could attribute this to MRAs, ISIS, Radfems, basically anyone who might have an issue with Anita or any of the groups she represents.

anonymous

And? Where does the the guy who made the threats actually mention any of that or videogames at all?

anonymous

Sorry, didn't read your question properly.

anonymous

Correlation does not equal causation.

anonymous

Please share these "context clues". I seem to have missed them.All I'm seeing are the rantings of an extreme anti-feminist.

anonymous

Why would anybody care about Anita if they weren't a gamer? That's the entire context of her feminist critique - gaming culture. If she was commenting on backgammon culture, one could reasonably assume anyone freaking out about her has pretty strong feelings about backgammon.

anonymous

Therefore, morning =/= the sun coming up, neccissarily. You just copy-pasted a bromide that's technically true for everything, but is practically useless when a correlation is strong enough.

anonymous

An extreme anti-feminist targeting an outspoken woman who has come under fire for her feminist critique of videogame culture when we are in the middle of a movement dedicated to attack women in the videogame industry? I wonder what groups he is affiliated to? (I am being sarcastic, I know what group he is affiliated to. It is GG)

anonymous

I'm unsure what movement this 'anti-gg' actually is.

anonymous

WHAT IS THIS SENTENCE EVEN SUPPOSED TO MEAN

anonymous

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki...

anonymous

That's something that the person in the article wrote. Not something that the person that wrote the e-mail wrote.

anonymous

http://antigamergate.tumblr.co...

anonymous

But there isn't any here. There are plenty of people in the world who hate her. Imagine someone tried to kill Obama. Do you immediately assume it was someone from the tea party?

anonymous

If he claims Anita ruined his life, then he is a gater/gamer.

anonymous

Even if it is a false flag, every threat should be taken seriously and proper precautions should be taken. I don't support Anita or a lot of her message, but i support people who make threats of harm, death or image far, far less. Their is no excuse for this kind of behavior on either side of this discussion.

anonymous

You misspelled "jumping to conclusions."

anonymous

This "false flag" stuff is hilarious. You couldn't think up a more telling indictment of what the GG dudes are all about than this. A serious topic comes up and the first thing they think of is that it's military tactic from one of their sh*tty war games.For all those who are seriously posting about "false flags," ... you might as well hang a sign around your neck that says "I'm twelve and only understand the world through war-based video games." Hilarious.

anonymous

I'm guessing it's totally anonymous and untraceable, like the other threats.

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