Feminist Cancels Talk Over Death Threats

Feminist writer and video-game critic Anita Sarkeesian canceled her Wednesday speech at Utah State University after receiving death threats and learning firearms could not be banned at her event. “Forced to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn’t take steps to prevent concealed firearms at the event,” Sarkeesian tweeted. Utah State said it is not legally permitted to block people from carrying concealed weapons into the lecture. “In accordance with the State of Utah law regarding the carrying of firearms, if a person has a valid concealed firearm permit and is carrying a weapon, they are permitted to have it at the venue,” the university said in a statement.