On Eich.


Reducing the Eich sitaution to an argument about “seeing things from a point of view” is rather facile.

The man actively contributed to an action that removed a (previously granted) set of rights / privileges from a certain group of people.

He was appointed to a leadership position of an organisation that has an enormous presence in a community with a well-established standard for expectations of equality.

That community rallied and made their voice clear: “This behavior is unacceptable from a leader in our community.”

Rather than engaging with the community to build a bridge and address their concerns, Eich chose to step down.

Eich was not “bullied out of a job.”

This is not a case of being an innocent victim of an uncommonly held opinion. This is a case of a community not tolerating the actions of one of its appointed leaders.

Via: on the search for consonant girl.