Apps like Bumble are truly making the world a better place for women.
You guys know how much I love Bumble. I've raved about it
multiple times. I even met my boyfriend on it. Needless to say, I'm a huge Bumble fan. So I was even more pleased to discover this incredible letter the company wrote to finance douchebag bro, Connor, after he spewed sexist bullshit at a female user named Ashley.
Here's the conversation between Connor and Ashley. Notice how Ashley asks him a very casual, normal question that millions of other people ask those whom they swipe right with on a dating app. Notice how Connor throws a tantrum like a huge baby. HEY CONNOR ARE U ON UR PERIOD LOL?
And now, here's Bumble's wonderful response:
It has been brought to our attention that you lost your cool on one of our female users named Ashley. She made small talk, you felt personally attacked. She mentioned her work day and asked about yours; you assumed that she was prying into your financial status.
We are going to venture a guess into the state of mind of Ashley here, given that we are all working women ourselves. 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 sizable 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.
And while you may view this as “neo-liberal, Beyoncé, 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 We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated.
We are going to hope that one day, you come around. We hope that the hate and resentment welling up inside of you will subside and you'll be able to engage in everyday conversations with women without being cowardice to their power. But until that day comes, Connor, consider yourself blocked from Bumble.
The Bumble Hive
Amazing. Bumble, keep doing you.