We see a lot of parody accounts on Twitter and we even write about them but THIS … we sorta wish it was a parody.
And unfortunately, it’s not.
From Ellen K. Pao, the former CEO of Reddit:
CEOs of big tech companies: You almost certainly have incels as employees. What are you going to do about it?
— Ellen K. Pao (@ekp) May 2, 2018
Huh? Say what?
Ok, so we thought maybe this was a typo at first because we’d never heard the term ‘incels’ before.
What is an 'incel?'
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) May 3, 2018
Good question, we had to look it up too.
It’s [an] online subculture of young men who feel very frustrated with their sexual and romantic lives. They get together online to kind of talk about this, but the way that they express that isn’t through working through their feelings or talking through their issues. Instead, they move toward a very virulent misogyny, and they spend a lot of their time engaging in really violent ideation about the horrible things that they want to do to women and to sexually successful men.
Incels are really a thing. Huh, who knew?
And we all cringed just a little more.
So is Pao saying that tech companies have a problem with employing men who can’t get laid? Is this real life?!
Every HR professional and employment defense attorney in the country just cringed hardhttps://t.co/ExCwc5PWT9
— LoomingCrisisHat (@Popehat) May 3, 2018
I dunno, maybe replace the free espresso machines in the break room with free prostitutes? Just blue skying herehttps://t.co/HBR5OwYJVL
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 3, 2018
As a youth, I was an incel for quite a while–and then I wasn't! Dating helps. Maybe they should try dating.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 3, 2018
Getting out of the basement goes a long, long way.
[blinks] [clears throat] [squints at the tweet] [shifts a bit in chair] [points at door] "Get out of my office, Ellen." https://t.co/iTtXNEIcLk
— William J. Upton (@wupton) May 3, 2018
I was incel more than I like to admit in my 20s. So I worked on my salesmanship and the problem fixed itself.
— Stabmaster Arson (@MetricButtload) May 3, 2018
O Brave new world of H.R. where employees have to prove they are getting laid on a regular and sufficient basis. https://t.co/HMOUi3xhnD
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) May 3, 2018
‘Ok Bob, we know we shouldn’t ask you this question, but how’s your love life these days?’
Yeah, that’ll go over GREAT.
If coders are fired for not having sex then no one will work in silicon valley ever again https://t.co/URl4Etrkeu
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) May 3, 2018
HA HA HA HA HA HA.
Are they supposed to do something about it? How, pray tell?
— Neva (@pipandbaby) May 3, 2018
We hear there are books and movies that go a long way, just sayin’.
Here's a great idea. Let's take a group of men who feel marginalized by society, then–because a subset of them are toxic and misogynistic–isolate them and treat them as a social disease.
That won't make the problem worse at all.
— Kevin Mayfield (@KevinSMayfield) May 3, 2018
Nope, not at all.
His body, his choice… amirite?
— cobracommander15 (@cobracommandr15) May 3, 2018
Corporations have sensitivity training, now they'll have "how to get laid" training
— Justin Whang ? (@JustinWhang) May 3, 2018
Why do they have to do anything about it?
— David Dunn (@davidhldunn) May 3, 2018
You realize you seem to be implicitly advocating that CEO's become procurers for their employees, right?
Also, since everyone keeps telling their bosses it's no business of theirs what they do in the bedroom why are you even asking this?
— diogenes (@diogenes323bc) May 3, 2018
Stormy Daniels is available
— Reduce your tweets improve your life (@lamblock) May 3, 2018