So a couple days a ago my friend shared with me an article about a guy (Connor) who verbally attacked this girl (Ashley) for asking "What do you do?". This is a pretty standard question to ask when doing a cold communication with someone. However, Connor felt a bit differently about it.
Seems alright. Pretty generic conversation. But lets continue on...
Connor has now taken offense to the question. But wait there's more...
Wow... that went from 0 to 100 real quick. He then calls her an "entitled, gold-digging whore," and accuses her of pushing "this neo-liberal, Beyonce, feminist cancer which plagues society" on him. He then proceeds to put her down for presumably making less money than him.
This was a uncomfortable and awkward situation for Ashley to be in but according to a 2013 Pew research 42% of women receive unwanted or uncomfortable messages on online dating platforms.
Bumble tries to work differently by encouraging women to make the first contact.
Bumble is a dating app I have never used but might consider using after the company's swift response after seeing Ashley's tweet of the altercation. An excerpt from the company's blog about the situation:
"While you may view this as 'neo-liberal, Beyonce, feminist-cancer,' and rant about the personal wounds you are trying to heal from classic 'entitled gold digging whores,' we are going to keep working. We are going to expand our reach and make sure that women everywhere receive the message that they are just as empowered in their personal lives as they are in the workplace. We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated."
They ended the note by telling Connor they hope he comes around, but that for the meantime, he's blocked from using the app. *cue mic drop*
Conversation images courtesy of Ashley and UpWorthy.
Edit: Yes I realized the mistake made in the title "its" vs "it's".