Let’s say there is a mangina out there in Silicon Valley who panders to women and wants to “help” them. For his attempts at helping, he gets viciously attacked by feminists. Despite the attacks, he does not have the presence of mind to realize that being a mangina was a big mistake. The mangina in question is Vivek Wadhwa, the Indian-American venture capitalist and academic.
Vivek Wadhwa has been attacked by feminists in the past such as by Shanley Kane, the January 2015 Entitlement Princess of the Month. Feminists have not stopped attacking Wadhwa despite his stated desire to help women in technology. Here’s a short list of some of the things Wadhwa has been accused of by feminists:
- Taking the “oxygen out of the room” by “speaking for women”
- Taking credit for the work that two women did in a Huffington Post column
- Misappropriating money related to the book he wrote on women in technology
- Supposedly direct messaging multiple women on Twitter as a bizarre pretext to sexually harassing them
Because of this Wadhwa has decided to stop talking about women in technology. However, he has learned nothing. Wadhwa thinks its his fault for “fighting the battles of women in technology for too long” and “taking the accusations too personally”. When a group of people lies about you and falsely accuses you of unethical and/or criminal behavior, you should take it personally. If Wadhwa thinks he took the accusations “too personally”, all that proves is that he can’t see what is really going on. He can’t see that the issue of women in technology is not about women in technology but a platform to attack men. Wadhwa can’t see that there is no benefit to being a male feminist. He must be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.