January 30, 2019
After enduring the unspeakable terrors of being in close proximity to male predators, human females are segregating of their own accord to get some really important work done, like graphic design and selling designer clothes.
Entering the year-old workspace ModernWell feels like coming into a comfortable spa. Clean lines give way to cozy touches like footstools covered with faux fur and a roaring fire surrounded by comfortable armchairs. Women type away on laptops at tables scattered throughout.
There is not a man in sight.
ModernWell is one of a growing number of women-only and women-focused workspaces around the country. While many predate the #MeToo movement, their growth has been interlinked with it as it put combating workplace harassment on the national agenda. They’re also tapping into a desire among many women to build a community and supportive environment at work that’s different from a stereotypical corporate workplace culture.
The spaces provide more than just desks and a coffee machine. They offer programs like high-profile speakers or yoga classes, and a chance to build a social and business network with like-minded women. It’s like WeWork, minus the beer on tap and tech bro atmosphere.
“I think women, especially, are craving safe spaces where they can go and be inspired and do really important work without interruption, and without being reminded of all that, too. There’s literally no risk that somebody’s going to sexually harass me here,” said Renee Powers, a ModernWell member who founded her business, Feminist Book Club , in the space.
Yeah, these places definitely look like the kind of places where really important work is being done. Mission-critical work. The kind of work that keeps civilization going.
The biggest player is The Wing , which opened in 2016 in New York and has been expanding rapidly across the country. Its San Francisco location opened in October with a nod to the #MeToo movement, naming a conference room after Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before Congress that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in high school. Kavanaugh denied the allegation and was confirmed to the court. Membership to use one location costs $2,350 annually, and the company now has more than 6,000 members, spokeswoman Zara Rahim said.
Most of the spaces allow men, but some do not. The Wing was sued by a Washington, D.C. man who alleged discrimination. Its board soon after approved a membership policy providing that an applicant’s gender identity would not be considered, a development first reported by Insider. Rahim said the policy was being developed before the lawsuit and was unrelated to it. The Wing is also under investigation by the New York City Commission on Human Rights for gender-based discrimination. The Wing said it is working with the commission.
That was a mistake, pal. Let front-holes have their own front-hole-exclusive places. Seriously. Segregation is good.
If women are so concerned about sexual harassment by men or whatever in the workplace then let them have their own women-only workplaces so they stop their incessant nagging and men can go back at dealing with objective reality and being productive.
Working with women is harmful for both men and women.
Don’t let this end here, though. The next step would be to segregate workplaces by race… and species. Let blacks have their own workplaces. Don’t stop there either. Full Apartheid. Let blacks have their own place, like Detroit, and keep them away from white spaces.
Let browns and blacks have their own countries, away from the evils of white men. They’re always ranting about how evil the white man is, so let them segregate themselves. Don’t let them in, don’t let them get close to the evil whites.
Keep them pure.