> But feel free to keep trying to put out the fire with gasoline. It just makes it clearer to other people on HN that I am not a threat to them and should be included in the conversation as an equal. That works for me.
Amazing that all you can take away from this is that one is trying to put out the fire with gasoline. Discussing issues like sexual harassment is inherently uncomfortable and awkward but you appear to prioritize appearances and your perceived likeability/unverifiable impression of how other HNers perceive you over momentary discomfort. I don't.
The article you posted is incredibly disrespectful of men. It isn't in any way professional. It is openly hostile and disrespectful.
An awful lot of women want to feel safe at work and they see nothing wrong with making men feel very unsafe and attacked in the process of pursuing that aim. It is a broken mental model and you cannot get there from here.
I'm adjourning as I see there's no further constructive discussion to be had here.