The reason Kuntzman (such a suitable name) did what he did was pure virtue signalling. And he ended up being comprehensively and deservedly mocked.
Leftist men (Hemingway, to take one famous example) never used to be like this. But some time quite recently they seemed to decide they had to start acting like girls, in some kind of feminist statement presumably.
I have written previously about the way in which the Left’s attitude to sexual mores has changed rapidly (“turned on a dime” as Americans say).
It has stunned me how liberal and progressive men have surrendered their masculinity so readily. I am not a “macho” man at all, but even I am embarrassed for them.