A group of male entrepreneurs are being completely roasted online after they claimed that they find high-earning women with good jobs less attractive.
The hosts of the Hardly Initiated podcast – Tysean Jackson and Ryan Catchings, from Atlanta, Georgia – sat down with real estate developer and business/finance consultant Phillip Karaya for a recent episode, and they admitted that they are turned off from hard-working women who ‘prioritize their education and job.’
They stated that women who are at the top of their careers are ‘combative’ and often ‘tell them what to do’ since they ‘feel like they need to be the boss.’
The three men also said that successful women are ‘disqualified’ from dating because ‘no one wants them’ once they have achieved those things.
Their comments have unleashed a furious tirade from listeners and viewers, who branded the men ‘insecure,’ ‘weak,’ and ‘manipulative.’
A group of male entrepreneurs are being completely roasted online after they claimed that they find high-earning women with good jobs less attractive
They admitted that they are turned off from hard-working women who ‘prioritize their education and job’
‘[When a woman] says, “I got a good job, I make very, very good money and the only thing I need now is a man,” who wants you?’ asked Ryan during the controversial episode.
‘Like, who wants you? If you have achieved these things, you have unfortunately disqualified yourself.’
Phillip then spoke out about hypergamy – which is when someone dates a person of a superior sociological or educational background.
‘Hypergamy is real too,’ he said. ‘Most women date across and up social dominance hierarchies, and men date across and down.
‘So as men rise up, you have nothing but more options. But if women rise up, they have smaller options.
‘And a lot of things that get them to those points, negate them. The guys that are in the same space don’t want that,’ he added, referring to women who are career-oriented.
‘[Those women are] combative and feel like they need to be a boss and all this other stuff.’
They stated that women who are at the top of their careers are ‘combative’ and often ‘tell them what to do’ since they ‘feel like they need to be the boss’
The three men also said that successful women are ‘disqualified’ from dating because ‘no one wants them’ once they have achieved those things
Not cool: Their comments have unleashed a furious tirade from listeners and viewers, who branded the men ‘insecure,’ ‘weak,’ and ‘manipulative’
Tysean explained that many women are being taught to prioritize their work, which in turn leads to them ‘falling out of trust with the masculine.’
‘Because they have fallen out of trust with the masculine, they have become the f**king masculine,’ he added.
The Hardly Initiated podcast, which is described as the ‘number one men’s growth platform’ on its website, often sees the hosts discussing ‘wellness, wealth and women.’
A clip from the episode was reposted by the popular Instagram account Spiritual Word, where it quickly went viral – leaving many people appalled and disgusted with the men’s statements, who took to the comment section to put them on blast and mercilessly ridicule them.
‘I literally want Amazon and everyone else to stop selling podcast equipment cause…’ wrote one disgruntled viewer.
Facing backlash: Their statements left many people appalled and disgusted, who took to the comment section to put them on blast and mercilessly ridicule them
‘Disqualified for having a higher earning? They would weak AF for saying that,’ said someone else.
Another added: ‘Sound controlling AF.’
‘I guess when we are not co-dependent on men and easy to manipulate, we are unattractive,’ read a fourth comment. ‘Sounds like something an insecure low-earning man would say.’
‘So interesting how culture has become obsessed with finding flaws and adults in women,’ agreed a different Instagram user. ‘Even for setting and achieving goals now.’
‘They don’t want gold diggers but also don’t want you to be financially stable,’ wrote another commenter.
‘Damned if we do, damned if we don’t. It’s no luck for us,’ said one woman.
‘Just sad how grown men are intimidated by successful, hard-working women,’ read another comment.
The men spoke out about it once again in a previous episode, which came out in December 2021.
At the time, Ryan claimed that men feel like they have ‘nothing to bring to the table’ if they meet a woman who achieved a lot on her own.
‘These boss chicks, they’re tired of waiting around. They’re tired of waiting around to acquire this lifestyle that they’re looking at on Instagram every day. And they’re going out there and getting it on their own,’ he said.
‘The thing about it though … if [men] find a woman that’s equally ambitious, it’s like, “What else? Why does she need me? I don’t bring anything else to the table.”‘