Sharp did it again
I have written about a certain Sarah Sharp (now Sage Sharp) and their attacks on Linus. As everyone knows by now, the Linux Kernel Team has decided to adopt a Code of Conduct – and without failure and according to the expectations of many – within the shortest time the CoC was used not in the intended way to create a positive atmosphere, but to attack fellow developers, in this case Ted Tso.
S. Sharp has decided to call him out as a “rape apologist”, based on two postings of him to the LCA2011-Chat mailing list. The lovely Geek Feminism Wiki has archived these two page, here is the first and here the second post.
Please note, I am not diminishing what rape is, and or any particular person’s experience. However, I *am* challenging the use of statistics that may be hyperbolic and misleading …
– Ted Tso
Reading through his postings I don’t see any “apology for rape” as purported by SSharp, but a clear statistical and legal analysis that is not in the preferred style of the feminist wave. I find it very disappointing that this kind of witch hunt has started, and I completely blame it onto the introduction of the CoC.
I have contacted the Linux Foundation to cut any ties with SShape, because the posting alone is against the very idea of the CoC: it is ad personam, it is derogatory, and it is public harassment. I even consider it on the border line of legality to call someone out in this way.
This is what one gets from a combination of radical feminists paired with a CoC of this style.
(Footnote: SSharp has blocked me from their twitter feed, but their posts are public, so if you are blocked, too, a simple log out does the trick!)
(I updated the post to use the preferred form “they/their” which I just learned that it can be actually used even in today’s English without infering pluralis maiestetis – thanks to Neil McGovern and others pointing me at explanations instead of simply criticizing!)