Title

Cops Don't Take Harassment of Women Seriously—Especially Online

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Date

10-17-2014

Language

en-US

Abstract

This week, media critic Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to give a talk at Utah State University. She abruptly canceled her visit, and not because other work interfered. The university received an email threatening violence “worse than the deadliest school shooting” if Sarkeesian spoke on campus. The university reached out to law enforcement, and rightly so. The ongoing cyber harassment of Sarkeesian had recently escalated: she received emails and tweets that graphically threatened rape and included her home address.

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