I have to ask Dave, is this the best you can do?

Are you so bereft of friends that not one could have read this over and helped you to craft a more believable mea culpa?

You talked Sarah Kunst over drinks and you got flirty and one inappropriate thing led to another.

This is hard to believe.

You are, in some measure, suggesting that she shares responsibility for what transpired. As if she wanted to hang out in a bar sipping drinks with a guy old enough to be her dad hitting on her.

Ms. Kunst is a young women with an idea that, if it is to be everything she can imagine, needs funding, and I am hard pressed to believe that if she had had a choice between meeting you in bar for drinks or in a more professional setting that she wouldn’t choose the more professional setting.

She did it because that is how the game is played, and if you were really interested in making changes, you could have changed the rules of the game.

But you didn’t.

The only way you got the message was to be stripped of everything important to you, but if you really want to change you need to understand that the problem is not that women were hurt or offended by your behavior; the problem is that you engaged in hurtful and offensive behavior.

And because the hurtful and offensive behavior you elected to engage in, we will never know what ideas and products were shut down because some woman did not get funding or decided to walk away from tech altogether because the thought of having to negotiate with guys like you was more than she wanted to deal with on top of a new business idea.

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