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Sat Apr 23, 2022, 06:23 PM

Man charged with threatening Merriam Webster over gender definitions

A California man was arrested for making violent threats against the Merriam-Webster over the dictionary company's gender definitions, the Department of Justice announced Friday. Jeremy David Hanson, 34, from Rossmoor, California could face prison time if convicted for anonymously sending what authorities described as violent, "despicable" and "hate-filled" messages.

Between October 2 and October 8, 2021, Merriam-Webster received a series of "threatening messages and comments demonstrating bias against specific gender identities" on its website and submitted through its "Contact Us" page, according to a criminal complaint. After the threats, Merriam-Webster closed its offices in Springfield, Massachusetts and New York City, New York for five business days.

Under the dictionary's website definition for the word "female," Hanson allegedly wrote: "There is no such thing as 'gender identity.' The imbecile who wrote this entry should be hunted down and shot."

Through the website's "Contact Us" page, Hanson allegedly submitted the following message: "You [sic] headquarters should be shot up and bombed. It is sickening that you have caved to the cultural Marxist, anti-science tranny [sic] agenda and altered the definition of 'female' as part of the Left's efforts to corrupt and degrade the English language and deny reality. You evil Marxists should all be killed. It would be poetic justice to have someone storm your offices and shoot up the place, leaving none of you commies alive."

Authorities said Hanson used the handle "@anonYmous" to allegedly send the threats.

He is also accused of sending another message later to Merriam-Webster threatening to "bomb your offices for lying...."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jeremy-david-hanson-california-anti-lgbtq-threats-merriam-webster/
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Silly as well as hateful

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Torchlight Apr 23 #2
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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2022, 06:44 PM

1. Lock this idiot up

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2022, 06:49 PM

2. I can't imagine the sanctimony it takes to fight against the evolution of language.

I've got some pretty-self-righteous, petty coworkers, but even they're not so stupid as to stand in yard and yell at the rain to stop.

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Response to Torchlight (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 23, 2022, 07:18 PM

4. Interestingly, "Dunning-Kruger Effect" was added in 2020.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2022, 07:14 PM

3. So that's where Marsha Blackburn got her line of questioning.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2022, 07:31 PM

5. Why do you hate me so much?

I ask that for all wingers? Why does it bother you that I transitioned from a male to female? Why yall obsessed if I have a penis or not still? Get a fucking productive hobby or something

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Sat Apr 23, 2022, 07:33 PM

6. he sounds like a well adjusted person that it is pleasant to be around

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