When smart people get to talk, meet, in the middle of the battle field. All for the best, hopefully:
Their common concern can be shrunk down to a agreement on not contributing to limiting free and open exchange:
That said, Chris and I are in complete agreement that it would be tragic if this incident were used as a weapon by those who would limit free and open exchange.
Crucial as is the current debate about hate speech directed at women, it would be tragic if this incident were used as a weapon by those who would limit free and open exchange.
May Kathy find here my (little) support and understanding of her fears, and admiration for what she mannaged to do.
I got the link to this story (the first one) from a mail Matt Good posted an hour ago on Ubuntu-Women mailing list.