When I talked about how misandrists are using the fact of a business having a mostly male customer base/user base as evidence of misogyny, one thing got left out. Since we’re talking about Reddit, does Reddit actually have a mostly male user base? It turns out the answer is no.
Alexa says that Reddit’s user demographics have more women than average. So where did the Reddit’s user base is 74% male come from? It comes from a three year old article at Ad Week, and it’s possible that the data used in the Ad Week article might be up to a few years older than the article itself.
This goes beyond the idea that having a mostly male user base is equivalent to misogyny. Even when a site like Reddit doesn’t have a mostly male user base, misandrists will lie about it having a mostly male user base so they can accuse the site of being misogynist. The Daily Beast has an article that is a really good example of this. Not only does it repeat the lie about Reddit having a 74% male user base to accuse Reddit of misogyny, it also links to the Alexa report I referenced above. The article through its own links admits it’s lying! Even the comments at the end of the article notice this.
I image that they will probably try to get around this by saying Reddit was misogynist several years ago and “once misogynist, always misogynist” or some other garbage like that.