and I was actually told by her that I wouldn’t be allowed to work with Stallman after she read some article about him.
I used to have a rather dim view of him as well based on several articles.
Recently spoke with him in person. Much changed view now, and reading some of the other stuff about him - especially the articles accusing him of this and that (and what he actually said rather than the stuff they try to insinuate he meant rather than looking at his actual words).
I'd taken the majority of bad stuff said about him as truth without once actually looking into the claims. Now I have, and have applied some actual thought to stuff around it, and I've had to increase my view of him.
Maybe your wife should take a better look at things :)