This article at the New York Times is the latest hit piece on men working in the tech industry. While it would take weeks to fully document the misandry in that article, one thing of note in the article and its comments were the attacks on startups. In contrast, large companies and government were glorified along with their HR departments:
Dear Women: come to Microsoft, to IBM, to Cisco, to Apple or even to Google/Facebook. We are “dinosaurs” (which means that we have been around for many years) and we actually have an HR department and diversity policies. The older ones among us (Microsoft, IBM, Cisco) are not liked by the macho and libertarian TechCrunch crowd – just like older people are hated by the “cool” young ones.
It’s the same with this comment:
Now, my daughter’s attitude is that she wouldn’t be caught dead applying to jobs with hi tech companies in Silicon Valley. She is repelled by what she hears about the corporate culture – and her impression that it’s filled with people like her classmates. Instead, she wants to work for governmental agencies or companies that she feels are run by “grown ups” such as IBM. This attitude is becoming widespread among female CS majors. I think it’s pretty sad that the best and brightest young women in the CS field are writing off big segments of the tech world as potential employers. These companies better act and act quickly.
The article admits that tech startups are the most innovative part of the economy. They are not experiencing a loss because women are taking jobs in large corporations and the government. It has been pointed out that sectors of the economy that employ women are all known for their low productivity. They are also known for their lack of innovation. This is not a coincidence.
If women were so vital for success tech startups would be failing left and right, but that isn’t happening. Instead startups are providing men in the tech industry an escape hatch from working at large corporations and the government. On top of that startups have made lots of men rich outside of the control of women and the feminine imperative. Men who work at startups are effectively GTOW with respect to employment. Their productivity is benefiting themselves and not women working in useless jobs like HR and diversity officers.
The reason why we see this article attacking startups and Obamacare attempting to make it harder to form startups is because it is in women’s interests to see men forced to work in large corporations and the government. Men are not serving the feminine imperative when they work at a startup. I also suspect there’s a fear that startups will spread beyond the tech industry. If other industries have a startup ecosystem, even more me will be able to keep their productivity for themselves. Startups aren’t just a threat to the feminine imperative in the tech industry. They are a threat to the feminine imperative in every industry.