When Techcrunch is reporting on startups like ManServant, then you know Silicon Valley is hurting for ideas. Honestly, this startup is so bad on so many levels I won’t even get into the details, but below is a brief overview of what they do and their promo video, as well three quick thoughts:
- If this was an app called WomenServant…well we all know what would happen.
- The entire service is so full of Red Pill theory its ironic. Once again, Red Pill is 100% spot on when it comes to gender relations.
- Is this the best women entrepreneurs can come up with. All the whining about gender inequality in tech (especially from TC) and this is what goes to market.
The idea started back when co-founders Josephine Wai Lin and Dalal Khajah were working at advertising agency AKQA. “We hired men to act as body guards for our bosses as a joke,” Khajah tells me. “One guy was actually a male stripper but we wanted him to just pretend he was fending them off from the paparazzi. We told him we didn’t want him to take his clothes off. He was so confused,” she laughs. They did this a couple of times with male body guards and then started hiring men for their friends’ parties. Their friends loved it so much, and founders realized they were onto something. ManServants was born.
Each guy they hire must be extremely handsome and at least six feet tall. Oh, and you get to name them. They asked me what I wanted to name my man before our meeting. I chose Fabio for silliness but now think I maybe should have named him Ryan Gosling. That’s a favorite among ManServants customers.
The men do things like serenade you with Disney songs, paint your toenails, take Instagrams of you and your friends, throw doves out when you arrive, fill up your glass of champagne, or act as a general bodyguard against pretend paparazzi. “Some women even want to be proposed to over and over in public,” says Wai Lin. Women have fantasies about the opposite gender just like men do. Though she also adds that men hire the men servants, too. A couple hired a whole flock of them to stand there and look pretty during a gay wedding a couple of weeks back.
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