Stoic q&a: shouldn’t Stoics be charitable toward other people’s behaviors?

[image: Alcibiades being taught by Socrates, by François-André Vincent, Wikipedia; this is essay #277 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

G. writes: I have a question regarding the “MeToo” movement and the reaction of a Stoic at the rage of others.“MeToo” has recently arrived in my country and there are many famous people who have been charged with rape and various forms of sexual harassment. What saddens me is the reaction of my folks: many of them think that those criminals must suffer. They must