...What that means is they are privileging the emotional needs of other Linux kernel developers (to release their frustrations on others, to be blunt, rude, or curse to blow off steam) over my own emotional needs (the need to be respected as a person, to not receive verbal or emotional abuse). There’s an awful power dynamic there that favors the established maintainer over basic human decency....
That shows a complete lack of professional respect on the part of those who bully others by demanding the environment be so disrespectful.
In a professional environment, you criticize the work, not the person. Period.
Those who say that such bullying is par for the course are more part of the problem than part of the solution.