But the problem is that there has been no evidence, once they have had time to work through things, that this snap decision was correct - as they continue to insist - and that they could not have gone through a more normal remediation process.
Even taking aside the failures in the process, the decision they are doubling down on seems to have been made on so poor evidence that the board’s continuing endorsement of the decision has to be seen as a failure on their part too. And if it wasn’t, then they have had enough time to adopt a corrective media strategy. It says a lot that there has been nothing from FFA which has been remotely as convincing as half of the fanciful conspiracy theories out there.
The evidence they seem to be relying on is so manipulable - a pissed of squad outcast (and their infamous “family” per Heather Reid’s comments) can make some unhappy comments, and get a couple of friends and family to log in and make those too in the open URL surveys, and voila! Toxic culture!
As it is, the lynch mob is entirely entitled to go for the jugular on the lot of them.
(and I realize I’m preaching to the converted/making obvious points. I’m just really pissed off at how shit they are making this, and also how this set back legitimate women’s causes)