Are you serious, Bruce? Looking for a fight? Primed? Perhaps they were
"asking for it"? This is the language of victim blaming.
And we're expected to cut RMS some slack because he "goes without a
girlfriend"? Because as a man, he has the right to the company and body of a
woman, and if he doesn't get it, he can't be held responsible for his
This reads like a checklist of silencing tactics. You may feel an affinity
for Richard, and want to defend him as a person, but this is a matter of
behavior, not (necessarily) character. The identity of the actor matters far
less than the act.