You know who is my goddamn hero these days? Anita Sarkeesian. She's right, brave and not backing down. All my respect and admiration.
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) October 15, 2014
Anita Sarkeesian, Video Game Critic, Cancels Speech After Threats of Massacre (NYT)
On Monday evening, members of the administration at Utah State University received an e-mail warning that a massacre would be carried out against attendees of the event.
“This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history and I’m giving you a chance to stop it,” said the e-mail, which bore the name Marc Lepine, who killed 14 women in a mass shooting in Montreal in 1989 before taking his own life.
To be clear: I didn't cancel my USU talk because of terrorist threats, I canceled because I didn’t feel the security measures were adequate.
— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) October 15, 2014