I never refused to acknowledge that there wasn’t a harassment campaign, just its handling and publicising of it compared to similar incidents can lead to incorrect assumptions. If a male dev received threats to this extent related to a different topic and he reacted similarly, would he have received as much attention, though the danger/consequences would probably have been just as deadly?
It could be argued to be similar to if in a crime-ridden city, a racial attack takes place and the media concentrates on this. All the while ignoring some surrounding factors that would have affected it. Would the criminal have attacked someone else anyway, if he didn’t find a black/hispanic/ asian victim, has he done crime in the past and whether all his crimes were racial related, since these should all be discussed as similar crimes are commonplace in the area with/without racist intent.
I’d rather we just argue the points and not use personal opinions/judgements/remarks if you don’t mind.
It’s easy to say he should have been noticed now, but it’s a boy who cried wolf situation. With the internet being a place of free speech and anonymity and world being full of sick and twisted people, there will be numberless amounts of threatening pieces such as this. How do you know which are genuine and which are just fluff? Is the resources required to eliminate all of these worth it for the few that are genuine? Is the elimination of free speech no matter how disturbing worth it for the security? It’s not just an obvious good/bad solution.