Was her problem that it was:
her problem is the persistent and relentless harrassment. In her words:
And then, for the past few years as the audience for Skepchick and SGU grew, I’ve had more and more messages from men who tell me what they’d like to do to me, sexually. More and more men touching me without permission at conferences. More and more threats of rape from those who don’t agree with me, even from those who consider themselves skeptics and atheists. More and more people telling me to shut up and go back to talking about Bigfoot and other topics that really matter.
Then, I can wholly imagine her preception being skewed. Thanks for the backstory, I was unaware. It's immature, to be sure, but methinks that's some of the baggage that unfortunately comes with fame. And she seems to have sought out that fame, regardless if it was within the "rational" community or not. It doesn't mean I condone it. Rather it means she should have seen it coming.
So after a few years of this, someone propositioned her. What was her reaction?
I said, “Guys, don’t do that.” Really, that’s what I said. I didn’t call for an end to sex. I didn’t accuse the man in my story of rape. I didn’t say all men are monsters. I said, “Guys, don’t do that.”
I do not see victimhood, imagined or real. I do not see how this is deserving of mockery and derision. I really don't.
"Guys, don't propostion me, under any circumstances." Is that really all she's saying? There must be more to it than that. Because sorry, but that's not the way the world works. Men are going to proposition women, and women are going to propostion men.
I've read a little more since the posting this morning, and it's enabled me to sympathize minimally, but it still seems a mountain was made from the proverbial molehill. Was it just online media reaction that fueled the entire fiasco? Would RD have made the statement had it not become a circus?