One of the positive changes I’ve made in my life has been to distance myself from people whose behaviour I disapprove of.
My disapproval is two-fold:
Bob doesn’t just restrict the thread’s use of the term but claims he will NOT (his emphasis) give permission to use it.
In the complete absence of explanatory context it is difficult to understand his intent. Let’s consider some possibilities:
no motivation, just arbitrary decision - This is the most disturbing possibility, IMO.
money, future or present - I don’t think that’s it. I have defended Bob many times on this in YT comments, forum posts, etc.
control issues - possibly. It’s certainly red meat to those who see Bob as a budding cult leader
hippie do-gooderism - probably. Men bad! Women and other oppressed groups good! This lines up with the story of how he came to start the forum and the RTR
in the first place.
It seems to me if he wants to start claiming trademark rights for RTR