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FBI Now Involved In Death Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian

It's sad but not exactly surprising.

As reported by Polygon, the FBI has been handed information to assist in its investigation of the death threats against Feminist Frequency creator, Anita Sarkeesian.

Sarkeesian had filed a report with the police department regarding threats she'd received online, and the San Francisco police public information officer Albie Espara says that info has been given to the FBI. That's about all we know right now. However, the drama surrounding the feminist spokeswoman has been growing as of late, mostly due to gamers rebelling against Sarkeesian's controversial stance.

However, that's no excuse for death threats and bomb threats. At the Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA), after it was announced that Sarkeesian was the recipient of the Ambassador Award (which honors an individual for helping video games reach a "better place"), Kotaku reported that unless the hosts rescinded that award, "a bomb would be detonated."

Like a real trooper, she still went up on stage and accepted the award. Personally, I find her to be more of a sensationalist who doesn't know anywhere near enough about the video game industry to be lecturing about it, but please...death threats? People are sick.

Tags: anita sarkeesian, sarkeesian death threats, sarkeesian investigation

9/17/2014 10:23:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (22 posts)

Corvo
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 10:49:33 PM
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Uh... no.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 10:54:24 PM
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She's kinda cute.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 11:04:18 PM

I'd sex her.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 9:04:52 AM

We could share her, just stay out of my area.

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Cesar_ser_4
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 2:51:12 PM

Gay...

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:25:34 PM

As long as your area isn't near her butt we're cool, bro.

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Cesar_ser_4
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 8:01:25 PM

Even more gayerer...er.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 8:29:51 PM

It's not gay if you're bros and Lady Gaga is playing in the background.

duh, bro!

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Cesar_ser_4
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:05:42 PM

Heh, you just reminded me of something I read on the internet the other day but can't post it here cause it's far too filthy and I'd probably get banned.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 10:21:42 PM

Just whisper it to me later on when we go to bed.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 11:04:44 PM
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I don't know who this is.

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Soultaker
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 11:19:57 PM

She's that person who made a kickstarter made a crap ton of cash to make like 4 or 5 youtube video games vs women tropes or something.

Also the fact that she apparently isn't a gamer at all even though she states she is one (when there is video evidence of her saying otherwise) and it's just a pile of crazy on the internet about her.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 8:14:16 AM

Thanks for the explanation. I now hate her but still want to sex her.

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mustang750r
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 11:23:24 PM
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Somewhat related... I remember reading how the rape threats she said she reported to the police were never true. I can't find the article in my history but there was no report of her ever calling the police about these "rape threats". On her twitter she said something about the police telling her to find a job that won't put her in that position but there's no evidence of her ever calling at all.

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newchef
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 11:38:28 PM

agreed me and countless others on another site I frequent have searched her twitter, facebook, instagram etc. pages and found nothing other than, at the worst, calling her and idiot or just calling her out on lying

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Teddie9
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 12:03:15 AM

@ newchef

It's a little unclear whether or not mustang is referring to the report being fictitious or the actual threats against her. I have find the latter rather hard to believe.

I think that these people who send these threats would avoid doing so on a social media platform for other people to see. Instead she'd get the majority of them if not all through anonymous emails and phone calls/messages.

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Ather
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 2:43:00 AM
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People have sent death threats to 11 year olds. Seriously. Don't like Power Rangers hiring an 11 year old to be a Ranger? Send him a death threat. It's totally his call. Don't like an 11 year old brat on Kid nation? send her a death threat. That''ll learn her.

Why on Earth these people aren't being institutionalized is beyond me.

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shaytoon
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:00:23 AM

bc their dumbass parents say nothing is wrong w their lil angels

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shaytoon
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:02:12 AM
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she makes good points sometimes, but she should tackle other subjects rather than video games for feminism. i mean, yeah its everywhere unfortunately, but why are you bothering gamers when youre not even one??

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 3:25:52 PM

What are some of her good points?

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Underdog15
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 12:17:03 PM

I can think of a couple...

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 8:40:35 PM
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i'll tell you what my 1st thought was r u serious like are you frigin kidding me that seems a bit far.

but yes the threats were OTT everyone could see that some people need to get a grip.

however with "helping the video game industry get to a better place" please as if we're fine atleast in my view i don't see anyone generally or even my friends we're nothing like that.

who else agrees with me on the helping games part

happy gaming

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