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Bumble publicly shames and bans guy who sent nasty messages

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This should go without saying, but feminism and Beyoncé are great and suggesting otherwise is a quick way to get on most people's shit list. So is being a complete asshole, but a lot of men haven't learned all of these lessons yet!

To clarify the situation, dating app maker Bumble decided to call out a guy named Connor who harassed one of its female users with a sexist harangue describing delusions that women want him for his money. Bumble posted a sharp retort on its blog in the form of an open letter: "Take a seat, because this concept may blow your mind," Bumble writes. "Women nowadays work. It’s happened over time, we know, but a vast majority of women from our generation have jobs."

"We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated."

Bumble's app is meant to empower women while dating — never allowing men to initiate conversations — so taking a stand here is very much part of its mission. Bumble says that it's blocking Connor, which is a natural step, but rarely do you see app developers explicitly criticizing behavior in an attempt to promote broader change like this.

"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," Bumble writes to Connor. "We are going to continue to build a world that makes small-minded, misogynist boys like you feel outdated."

As The Cut points out, the type of crude and sexist rant that Bumble calls out here is far from uncommon. Bumble's app is set up to cut down on those to some extent, but drawing critical attention to harassment like this could help in a way that individual bans never will.

Here's the conversation that kicked all of this off. Connor's messages are in gray:

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bumble connor rant-news-bumble

bumble connor rant-news-bumble