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 fewer opportunities, and if we 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 doing worse than that — 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.
“Mayer encouraged and fostered the use of (an employee performance-rating system) to accommodate management’s subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo’s male employees,” said the suit, according to Mercury News.
The suit also alleges that the number of women holding leadership roles at Yahoo! went from 20% to 80% in about 18 months.
“When Savitt began at Yahoo the top managers reporting to her…including the chief editors of the verticals and magazines, were less than 20 percent female,” says the lawsuit. “Within a year and a half those top managers were more than 80 percent female. Savitt has publicly expressed support for increasing the number of women in media and has intentionally hired and promoted women because of their gender, while terminating, demoting or laying off male employees because of their gender.”
According to Yahoo!’s numbers, women in leadership roles actually only increased 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 are 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.