Well, the news about the Richard Stallman's resignation from his post at MIT and the FSF I think it took everyone by surprise. Even I was unaware of the Epstein case, because I don't usually follow TV or other media a lot. I was totally unaware of what happened and wanted to create an article announcing the news but without getting too wet as I did not have enough data to comment. But now, some comments (which I appreciate) and information that I have been able to gather on the case has given me a better view of the case.
What happened you already know, but now we are going to the extra information that I did not know, but that I think is important as a complement to my other article so that you understand everything better. Here too I leave the link of the article that asked for the resignation of Richard Stallman of his charges for the emails that had been leaked about the opinion that the rms himself had on this case. So you can see the original source of that information that triggered all this ...
Supposedly, the girl took internal emails from MIT in which Richard Stallman gave his opinion. She says Epstein asked her to had sex with an MIT member who passed away in 2016 (Marvin Minsky). And Stallman would come to Minsky's defense by claiming that his colleague had never had sex with a girl knowing that she was coerced. A witness who was at the scene assures that the girl approached, but that Marvin rejected her.
Make it clear that Jeffrey Epstein did get tried, convicted and convicted of child trafficking, and flagged as a sexual predator. In the jail where he was, he tried several times to kill himself. And it seems that he finally got it. On August 10, 2019, his dead body was found in the cell and everything pointed to a suicide, although some more conspiracies have pointed to other causes ...
It is true that some statements by Stallman taken out of context may feel bad or misinterpreted. And this may be the case. It is also true that throughout history Stallman has done statements about sexuality who have gone changing by his way of seeing things and recognizing when he was wrong. In short, in these comments he says that:
- A person is ready to have sex as soon as he reaches sexual maturity (puberty). And that there is nothing wrong with a person of the age of having sex who is a minor having sex with their consent with an adult. [In fact, this happens frequently in society]
- After a conversation, he realized that it is not only about the physical, but there is also the mental section. Therefore, consider that a minor (even in his sexual maturity) has sex with an adult because it can cause psychological harm to the minor. [He is not in favor of rape, or pedophilia, or anything like that]
- Later, he goes further and recognizes that it is not right for a minor to have sex with an adult under any circumstances. Even with your consent.
Where is the key?
Having said that, I go back to the main story and his resignation of the positions by those pressures. More specifically to the intercepted emails that have been used against him for commenting on the Epstein case and others. What was said in those emails about the case I mentioned before Minsky was:
- «[…] The term 'sexual assault' is somewhat vague and slippery […] she presented herself to Minsky fully prepared.»Responding to a thread of emails from MIT to some students who asked on a social network for a demonstration to protest what happened. But, if it is true that there was a witness who saw it all and it happened like that, Stallman could be right.
All for the case involving the late Marvin Minsky He was charged with sexually assaulting one of Epstein's victims. And the words "sexual assault" are too strong for Stallman, since it seems that the victim was forced to do so by Epstein himself and not by Minsky. Perhaps the objectionable thing here would be to think that a coerced person considers himself to be "totally ready" to do something, since it may seem that it was out of his own conviction and it is not. I personally think that it is all there the key to misunderstanding.
Stallman was judging by the term itself, not the facts. Anyone who knows Richard's story and what he is like personally can understand his ways. It is said that he has Asperger's Syndrome, and I am not making that as an excuse. But personally I have some traits on the autism spectrum and it's fucking sometimes to understand certain things that others understand easily.
In any case, Stallman is now in the limelight and making headlines for a few statements. I want to make it clear again. In no case did he commit the crime (He only gave his opinion), I said it in the first article and I say it again here ... That is why he has recognized that all this commotion has been due to «a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterizations«.
I'm not saying it for this case, or for any one in particular. I consider myself a feminist, but please, some women call themselves feminists and they are really doing a lot of damage to real feminism. Real feminism is one that wants gender equality, not the empowerment of women over men. That would be "Hembrismo" or "misandría" and it should not be confused as feminism, because it is not. And please don't use the word feminazi either.
Regarding the sexual issue, I want to make it clear that I consider rape as one of the most serious crimes that can be committed, along with murder. But there is something just as disgusting that someone who has committed it is not convicted and pays for it, and that is that someone who has not done it and is innocent is convicted of it ... I repeat, I am not referring to a particular case, but It seems serious to me.
More data and information on this topic, so that you can draw your own conclusions (It is in English, but it is worth reading, even if it is translated if you do not know English, because it has very interesting information, especially the second article):
- On Richard Stallman's leadership of the FSF.
- Confession of a programmer who worked for a long time with Richard Stallman.