So remember that thing I was too annoyed about to post on yesterday? Here it is.
Plot twist: Brianna Wu’s gun-loving, car-flipping gamebro stalker is actually a trolly comedian. Who now claims he’s being harassed.
HE WAS FAKING IT. BECAUSE HE'S A "COMEDIAN." HAHAHAHAHA HAHA.
Wow super duper funny dude way to scare the shit out of a woman by being completely oblivious to how fucking terrifying and ridiculous her many, many real harassers were so OF COURSE she would take you seriously because there is no limit to how extreme and intense they get so you can literally not parody them in any way that will be an obvious joke.
I totally assumed this guy was for real, because I have SEEN THINGS. I have received threats myself, I have interacted with men who acted in the same manner as the "persona" in the video he sent to Wu, I've seen threat after fucked up threat sent to women like Wu and Sarkeesian and they're at least nearly as extreme as the guy who apparently flipped his car for a joke or something.
This ignorant fuck "comedian" demonstrates exactly why men making "jokes" about the violence we face is not fucking funny. He doesn't understand that we face exactly the kind of shit that he considers to be too extreme to take seriously. He is too ignorant of what we deal with to joke about it. All men are.
Now this Jan Rankowski says he's being harassed. Ha.
And thanks a lot, dude, because now every time a woman in tech speaks out about harassment and threats, GamerGaters and other assholes are going to point to YOU and say "but remember that one time when it turned out to be fake? Now we get to say that every threat must be fake, forever!" Watch. Watch it happen. You've given them another bullshit excuse to pretend threats against women in tech and gaming don't matter or should be ignored. Thanks. Thanks a lot.
I hope he gets his ass sued.