These Men Are Claiming Marissa Mayer Fired Them for Having Dicks
Women are constantly facing struggles in the corporate world. We make less money, we get fewerÂ opportunities, and if weÂ get the least bit assertive, we’re called bitches.
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, has been called a bitch so many times she probably doesn’t even bat an eyelash anymore. But as of this morning, whiny men are doingÂ worse than that â€”Â they’re actually suing her.
For what, you may ask? According to the lawsuit, these dudes are pretty sure Mayer led a “secret campaign” to eliminate all male employees from the company. Excuse us while we LOL.
The lawsuit was filed by lead crybaby Scott Ard, who worked as a media executive at Yahoo! for three and a half years before being fired by Mayer.
Ard complains that Mayer instilled an unheard of torture device otherwise known as an employee rating system.
â€œMayer encouraged and fostered the use of (an employee performance-rating system)Â toÂ accommodate managementâ€™s subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment ofÂ Yahooâ€™s male employees,â€ said the suit, according to Mercury News.
The suit also alleges thatÂ the number ofÂ women holding leadership roles at Yahoo! went from 20% to 80% in about 18 months.
â€œWhen Savitt began at Yahoo the top managersÂ reporting to herâ€¦including the chief editors of the verticals and magazines, were less than 20Â percentÂ female,” says the lawsuit. “Within a year and a half those top managers were more thanÂ 80Â percentÂ female. Savitt has publicly expressed support forÂ increasing the number of women in media and has intentionally hired and promoted womenÂ because of their gender, while terminating, demoting or laying off male employees becauseÂ of their gender.”
According to Yahoo!’s numbers, women in leadership rolesÂ actually only increasedÂ 1%, but hey, tomato tomahto.
We’re not sure if this thought ever crossed Ard’s mind, but perhaps the reason that Mayer kept “unfairly” hiring more women is because women are better at their jobs? It’s not that crazy of a thought, especially considering that studies have found that women generally work harder and longer than men. Sure, this may be partly because they’ve constantly had to work harder to get the same jobs that men areÂ easily hired for, but the facts remain.
Obviously, Yahoo! denies all allegations, but it’ll be interesting to see how this shapes out and if any more
crybabies plaintiffs come out of the woodwork.
Meninists really need to chill the f out.