Last Friday Ellen Pao resigned from reddit. Already the wagons are circling in an attempt to hide the fact that this was due to Pao’s gross incompetence by blaming “misogyny”. However, there is a new tactic they’re trying that can be seen in an article about Pao’s resignation in the Christian Science Monitor:
While Reddit denies claims that it discriminated against Pao because of her gender, skeptics point to factors that they claim prove otherwise. According to Adweek, 74 percent of Reddit users are male.
First they tried to make us believe that simply having a business or industry where the employees are mostly male is evidence of misogyny. Now, they’re trying to have us believe that a mostly male user base or customer base is evidence of misogyny. What they’re saying is men not only should be allowed to work anywhere in large numbers but also shouldn’t be customers of any business in large numbers. They probably won’t be satisfied until most men are in ghettos because that would be the only way to prevent men from working in a particular industry or being the customers of a particular business.
Attacking Reddit’s user base/customer base isn’t the first time that attacking a mostly male customer base has been tried. That was the “Gamers Are Dead” articles that spawned #GamerGate. And this probably won’t be the last time either. There will be many more anti-feminist customer revolts like #GamerGate.