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Woman who thinks critically threatened with death

Some loser threatened Anita Sarkeesian with death if she spoke at Utah State University:

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.“

Sarkeesian is a smart woman who has endured ridiculous amounts of abuse for doing something that we did in week one of the introductory course I took my freshman year in college: Write a cultural critique.

Being part of the cultural conversation and having the things you enjoy analyzed critically is part of being a successful, popular part of the culture. (And yeah, sometimes it’s painful to have the thing you love raked over the coals. But it comes with the territory.)

Gaming has reached the point where we shouldn’t debate if it’s art or not but rather critically analyze its failings.

Instead, women like Sarkeesian receive death threats. It’s sick and sad.