In case you aren’t familiar, Bumble is a dating app much like Tinder but also really different from Tinder in that it gives complete power to the woman– Only females can initiate conversations, a feature meant to empower and protect.
Despite this safeguard, douchebags make it through. Specifically, one finance bro by the name of Connor, who threw a completely unwarranted and frankly terrifying tantrum after Bumbler Ashley asked him what he did for a living. His reaction was so intense, Bumble felt the need to pen an open letter publicly shaming his behavior.
Connor’s outburst involves the dissection of our “neo-liberal, Beyonce, feminist cancer” society (what?) and ends with “Go take your $40,000 account manager job & ASU degree elsewhere. My $300,000 job and Notre Dame finance degree has no use for you.” Bruh, all the money in the world couldn’t buy you a tolerable personality.
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In Bumble’s response, they wrote:
Take a seat, because this concept may blow your mind. Women nowadays work. It’s happened over time, we know, but a vast majority of women from our generation have jobs.
With that in mind — and knowing that Ashley simply mentioned work in the conversation — we can gather that she wasn’t hoping to figure out if your wallet was sizeable enough for her to move into your house and start cooking dinner for you after vacuuming your living room while you clock in a 9 to 5 work day. Instead, Ashley was (wait for it, Connor, because this is where things really get interesting), viewing herself as an equal. It might sound crazy, but people connect over the basic routines of life. You know… the weather, working out, grabbing a drink, eating, and working.
They go on to really hammer the point home, before promptly blocking him:
And while you may view this as “neo-liberal, Beyonce, feminist-cancer,” and rant about the personal wounds you are trying to heal from classic “entitled gold digging whores,” we are going to keep working. We are going to expand our reach and make sure that women everywhere receive the message that they are just as empowered in their personal lives as they are in the workplace. We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated.
Bumble was started by former Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, who left following a sexual harassment incident with a brogrammer. As such, it’s no surprise that Bumble responded so strongly and promptly to this incident of harassment, helping solidify themselves as the most female-friendly dating app on the market.
In the words of Beyoncé, “Who run the world? Girls.”