‘Who thought this was a good idea?’: Internet slams magazine for holding all-male panel on women in business
On Monday, journalist Yashar Ali posted perhaps one of the most comical real advertisements in recent memory.
As part of their “Women’s Empowerment” series, South Jersey Magazine is hosting a panel on “Women in Business: A man’s point of view.”
Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say about it.
“Intersectionality is not a panel of men talking about women’s empowerment. This is literally the last thing women in South Jersey need. GTFO,” Curbed NY editor Zoe Rosenberg wrote.
Others, like Kent State journalism professor and writer Connie Schultz, took a more humorous approach.
“Oh, good,” she wrote, “Because I’ve always wondered what they thought.
After Ali’s tweet went viral, SJ Magazine responded on Twitter that “men have a responsibility to step up and support women.” They then replied to other Twitter hecklers by saying “no mansplaining allowed.”
Check out some of the best responses to this outrageous panel below.
I think you forgot a word: joke. This is a real joke. 😂
— Tamara Holder (@tamaraholder) October 23, 2017
The 2nd speaker: A guy who says that more women would become engineers if only they had confidence! https://t.co/0SG405rSZX
— Liz Gumbinner (@Mom101) October 23, 2017
— Lori Dukro (@JusDucky27) October 23, 2017
*writes new verse for Alanis Morissette's 1995 classic "Ironic"* https://t.co/92LrojKKeA
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) October 23, 2017
We’ve been privy to a man’s point of view since, oh idk, humans roamed the planet?!
— ✨🌟Michelle🌟✨ (@twinnmichelle) October 23, 2017
Or the lovely endearing terms… honey, sweetheart or darling.
— Peace Messenger☮ (@PeaceMessenger1) October 23, 2017
— Shai (@shaig) October 23, 2017
SJ Magazine is just like pic.twitter.com/Ba1O88SZLB
— Sari Weintraub (@Sari_W) October 23, 2017