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Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

RMS resigned from MIT over comments he made about Epstein's victims. It more or less reflects previous things he's said about victims of paedophilia.
In 2006 he stated that he was 'skeptical that voluntary paedophilia harms children', claiming moral outrage was just parents upset their kids were growing up.
Richard Stallman is a piece of shit. He's been a piece of shit for a very long time. And this comeuppance is long, long overdue.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@sophia He also got kicked out of FSF! But they didn't made any statement about his actions... which is completely unsurprising sadly.

fsf.org/news/richard-m-stallma

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@alatiera FINALLY

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@sophia I thought he had resigned from the FSF Board?

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@sophia my bad, he resigned from both!

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@sophia I got abused by someone who made the exact same statement. But RMS is responsible for abuse no matter if he actually did it himself. It's the mind set.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@AzureKingfisher I got told the same things a lot after being abused as a teenager too. It really ignores things like power imbalances, grooming, and downright fear. It just furthers it and spreads that we're somehow responsible, excusing abusers.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@sophia @AzureKingfisher it took me only four days, but i realised this morning what, exactly rms' defense of Minsky is: victim blaming.

"the poor, bumbling Dr didn't realise that the girl he's about to have sex is not just a girl a quarter of his age, but a sex trafficking victim, because she presented herself entirely willing"

fuck you man, like, seriously, fuck you

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@meena @sophia yes, it's victim blaming and makes way to abuse even more kids.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@sophia this! Sorry that happened to you. I find it empowering that survivors start to stand up to this widespread rape culture but also sad how many affected directly. I rarely get triggered by stories of others but this one hit so close to home because the victim was two years older than I have been and RMS used the same words to blame the victim.
Let's have them fear for their reputations! This has to stop.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@sophia i dont know... i think stallmann is just a guy that can't or wont really talk/write politically correct. i think he writes like a developer. if you don't "add" informations to what he says or try to interpret it, if you just go down to a "code level" i don't think he is a piece of shit. i don't think he thinks sexually (child) abuse is right or _cloud_ be right. imho on what he says here medium.com/@selamie/remove-ric have you other sources?

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@scops He's questioned the definition of rape and suggested victims of it are willing. 'Voluntary paedophilia' for example (a quote from his own site) doesn't exist because the power dynamics and potential for grooming are there.
He's victim blaming. I'm not going to question his potential motives to find excuses when what he's saying adds to a culture of disbelief and sexualisation of child victims.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@sophia Hm i just read what he says in another way. just because (not in sexual context) i've been also very misunderstood in the past just because i mostly argue on a very objective and unemotional way. yes, he harmed people with this type of argumenting... that's his fault imho. and yes, a man in his position must not argue like that. Anyways; is it right to shoot him down (if you would follow my argument)?

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@scops I have been a victim of child sexual abuse and was faced with the very same kinds of comments he's made over time in order to play down and blame me for it. A lot of us have been. It's absolutely right he be shot down for it.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@sophia i know that these are the arguments such shitholes have - i have also friends that got abused. he should make clear whats going on in his had and he shouldnt be judged because of this short sentenses that can be interpreted in different ways.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@scops perhaps he should be more careful with what he says if he doesn't want to be judged for it.

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@sophia @scops

A paraphrased quote from a woman on :birdsite:

"We understand you perfectly. That's the problem."

Bye and good riddance.

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@mwlucas @scops superbly put

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@neb @sophia @mwlucas @scops ...RMS still publicly defended pedophilia and/or child sex trafficking. That's beyond the pale for the public face of literally any organization, except NAMBLA, I guess. This is...all pretty standard procedure.

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@nev @neb @mwlucas like @sophia said; no matter what he really thinks or what he does, he had to argue in other ways if he doesn't want to be judged for it. just because other idiots could use such arguments to make terrible things.

Richard M. Stallman is a piece of shit, Epstein, abuse 

@sophia indeed!

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