Top U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, October 16

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  1. Democracy Now! November 23, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Please share your thoughts on this story: Our final headline today reports
    that the feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a
    planned lecture in Utah after threats of a shooting massacre. Sarkeesian
    has long faced bomb, death and rape threats from online harassers opposed
    to her critiques of sexism in video games.

    This week, Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a lecture at Utah State
    University when the university received an email threatening to carry out
    “the deadliest shooting in American history” at the event. The email sender
    wrote “feminists have ruined my life and I will have my revenge.” He used
    the moniker Mark Lepine, the name of a man who killed 14 women in a mass
    shooting in Montreal in 1989.

    Sarkeesian canceled the talk after being told that under Utah law, police
    could not prevent people from bringing guns. A university spokesperson told
    the Standard-Examiner newspaper the school had determined it was safe for
    Sarkeesian to speak because: “The threat we received is not out of the norm
    for (this woman).”

    #VideoGames #Women #Feminism 

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  2. Mathemagus November 23, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Please share your thoughts on this story: Our final headline today reports
    that the feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a
    planned lecture in Utah after threats of a shooting massacre. Sarkeesian
    has long faced bomb, death and rape threats from online harassers opposed
    to her critiques of sexism in video games.

    This week, Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a lecture at Utah State
    University when the university received an email threatening to carry out
    “the deadliest shooting in American history” at the event. The email sender
    wrote “feminists have ruined my life and I will have my revenge.” He used
    the moniker Mark Lepine, the name of a man who killed 14 women in a mass
    shooting in Montreal in 1989.

    Sarkeesian canceled the talk after being told that under Utah law, police
    could not prevent people from bringing guns. A university spokesperson told
    the Standard-Examiner newspaper the school had determined it was safe for
    Sarkeesian to speak because: “The threat we received is not out of the norm
    for (this woman).”

    #VideoGames #Women #Feminism 

    Reply
  3. Jund Arbiter November 23, 2014 at 7:55 am

    People are going to misconstrue the shit out of the coerced confession
    thing.

    Reply
  4. MizeeKazee November 23, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Oh no, also DN is falling for the scam-artist Anita Sarkeesian. Please do
    you research!
    #gamergate #notyourshild

    Reply
  5. Henbot November 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

    The dude that threatened her sounds like a total fecking forever aloner
    loser. Seriously. Some dudes get way too intense about other people’s
    opinions

    Reply
  6. Mr Roberts N.Y.C November 23, 2014 at 9:10 am

    No money for food, but lot’s and lot’s of money for WAR ha !!

    Reply
  7. Myron T. Moore November 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Please share your thoughts on this story: Our final headline today reports
    that the feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a
    planned lecture in Utah after threats of a shooting massacre. Sarkeesian
    has long faced bomb, death and rape threats from online harassers opposed
    to her critiques of sexism in video games.

    This week, Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a lecture at Utah State
    University when the university received an email threatening to carry out
    “the deadliest shooting in American history” at the event. The email sender
    wrote “feminists have ruined my life and I will have my revenge.” He used
    the moniker Mark Lepine, the name of a man who killed 14 women in a mass
    shooting in Montreal in 1989.

    Sarkeesian canceled the talk after being told that under Utah law, police
    could not prevent people from bringing guns. A university spokesperson told
    the Standard-Examiner newspaper the school had determined it was safe for
    Sarkeesian to speak because: “The threat we received is not out of the norm
    for (this woman).”

    #VideoGames #Women #Feminism 

    Reply
  8. A.S. Ebersole November 23, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Please share your thoughts on this story: Our final headline today reports
    that the feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a
    planned lecture in Utah after threats of a shooting massacre. Sarkeesian
    has long faced bomb, death and rape threats from online harassers opposed
    to her critiques of sexism in video games.

    This week, Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a lecture at Utah State
    University when the university received an email threatening to carry out
    “the deadliest shooting in American history” at the event. The email sender
    wrote “feminists have ruined my life and I will have my revenge.” He used
    the moniker Mark Lepine, the name of a man who killed 14 women in a mass
    shooting in Montreal in 1989.

    Sarkeesian canceled the talk after being told that under Utah law, police
    could not prevent people from bringing guns. A university spokesperson told
    the Standard-Examiner newspaper the school had determined it was safe for
    Sarkeesian to speak because: “The threat we received is not out of the norm
    for (this woman).”

    #VideoGames #Women #Feminism 

    Reply

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