kouzdra (kouzdra) wrote,

Столлмена отставили от MIT и FSF

- Я отставлю тебя от Академии!
- разве что Академию от меня отставят
Атака social justice warriors продолжается: Столлмена отставили от MIT и FSF. Причем что характерно - "за невосторженный образ мысли" - а конкретно - за этот текст:

The announcement of the Friday event does an injustice to Marvin Minsky:

“deceased AI ‘pioneer’ Marvin Minsky (who is accused of assaulting
one of Epstein’s victims [2])”

The injustice is in the word “assaulting”. The term “sexual assault” is so vague and slippery that it facilitates accusation inflation: taking claims that someone did X and leading people to think of it as Y, which is much worse than X.

The accusation quoted is a clear example of inflation. The reference reports the claim that Minsky had sex with one of Epstein’s harem. (See https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/9/20798900/marvin-minsky-jeffrey-epstein-sex-trafficking-island-court-records-unsealed.)
Let’s presume that was true (I see no reason to disbelieve it).

The word “assaulting” presumes that he applied force or violence, in some unspecified way, but the article itself says no such thing.

Only that they had sex.

We can imagine many scenarios, but the most plausible scenario is that she presented herself to him as entirely willing. Assuming she was being coerced by Epstein, he would have had every reason to tell her to conceal that from most of his associates.

I’ve concluded from various examples of accusation inflation that it is absolutely wrong to use the term “sexual assault” in an accusation.

Whatever conduct you want to criticize, you should describe it with a specific term that avoids moral vagueness about the nature of the criticism.

Особенно возмутительным показалось именно "Let’s presume that was true (I see no reason to disbelieve it)...

Также заметили табличку на двери:

Известный диалог Ломоносова с Шуваловым тут конечно в тему: потому как вот кому-кому, а Столлмену-то это пофиг - скорее только плюс к репутации. Ушел в том же стиле в каком и пришел - достаточно красиво - а вот MIT и FSF тут выглядят идиотски: интересно еще никто не предлагал перименовать MIT из "технологического" в "феминистический"? :)

Upd: Поинтересовался что по этому поводу думает Эрик Реймонд. Пока ничего не думает - зато наткнулся на неновый пост в Linux Magazine-овских блогах The Decline and Fall of Eric S. Raymond где Эрику выговаривают за его разъяснения Why Hackers Must Eject the SJWs "... for reasons which, at this moment, must be all too obvious"
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