Anita Sarkeesian vs Marilyn Manson
I don’t think Manson vs. Sarkeesian is a great comparison in this case. When Manson was threatened in Colorado, I’m pretty sure he only received threats towards himself, not other people. (Though I could be wrong, I’m solely going off memory.) The threats Sarkeesian (or the University) received were against a whole school/ideological group. (I. E. feminism.) While I doubt the person who sent those threats is actually dangerous, I think it’s honorable to do what’s best to protect others, and when the lives of innocent people are on the line, why take that risk?
Also, are we sure it was Anita, and not the school, that canceled the event?
When someone threatens to bomb a concert, I think it’s safe to say that if they actually carried it out there will be other casualties than just the intended target.
It was Anita who cancelled the event. The school was perfectly willing to proceed.
Other major difference: Manson hasn’t already been caught making threats to himself via sock puppet Twitter accounts before. He doesn’t have to, because if you’re a rock star people will already pay attention to you