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Is the Pumpkin Spice latte a sign of female privilege? Incels say yes

Everyone, it seems, loves to rag on the Pumpkin Spice Latte — except, perhaps for those who shell out something like $100 million a year on the seasonal offering at Starbucks. But even those who are fans of the drink sometimes feel a little uneasy about making the purchase. Some women worry they might be labeled “basic,” while some men worry that someone might see them drinking a supposed “girl drink.”

Indeed, when Vice sent out a reporter to examine the gender politics of the drink, she spoke with a barista who told her that guys ordering the drink “speak more quietly and their eyes get shifty.” But despite the nervousness, he said, men bought roughly half of all the Pumpkin Spice lattes he prepared. Not such a girl drink after all.

Just don’t tell that to the incels, who disdain both the drink and its buyers, and consider it so much of a girl drink that they see its very existence as a sign that we live in some sort of secret gynocracy where (white) women are catered to over men.

“Pumpkin spice is a prime example of white female privledge,” wrote someone called SlayerSlayer on the Incels.co forums recently.

It’s fall again, and I can’t help but notice that they have PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING. You go to Trader Joes- PUMPKIN SPICE. You go to Starbucks- PUMPKIN SPICE. You wanna buy fucking soap from Target- PUMPKIN SPICE

WHY???????

Cuz of the huwhite womenz. This is fucking ridiculous. Yeah, pumpkin spice is not the worst flavor but I hate being reminded of dogfucking and basic bitchery every time I buy a vanilla latte, or just anything in general.

Dude, I hate to tell you but you are the only one “being reminded of dogfucking” whenever you step into a Starbucks. It’s only incels who are utterly obsessed with the delusional belief that most white women fuck dogs

Another incel suggested the problem extended much further than pumpkin spice.

Starbucks + Jamba Juice + Trader Joes + Whole foods = white foid central.

Rage fuel places to go. I always avoid these places. I make my own coffee or get it from a gas station.

Well, that’s good news for everyone who works at or shops at Starbucks, Jamba Juice, and the rest of his list. I just feel bad for the employees and customers of that gas station.

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Naglfar
Naglfar
23 days ago

@Surplus

That being said, expect them to have reindeer and Santas all over the place on November 1.

They wait until November where you live?

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
23 days ago

I like the smell of a pumpkin pie spice mix, but I don’t care for coffee, so I don’t drink the PSL. Does this make me less girly?

Just checked with Mr. Parasol and he assures me our marriage is safe.

Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
Threp (formerly Shadowplay)
23 days ago

@Buttercup Q. Skullpants

You take a foul smelling acid (like, say, butyric acid), add an alcohol, and voila! instant pear/pineapple/wintergreen.If only it were so easy to convert incels into emitting something pleasant.

Great. Now I’m wondering what a drunk incel sounds like …

Moggie
Moggie
23 days ago

@Threp:

Great. Now I’m wondering what a drunk incel sounds like

Have you ever played a Ben Shapiro video at half speed?

Dormousing_it
Dormousing_it
23 days ago

I don’t understand why certain foods and beverages are coded ‘girly’ or ‘macho’. I used to have a boyfriend, many years ago, who liked strawberry daiquiris, the quintessential girly drink. He didn’t hesitate to order them in public. I think people were maybe a little more accepting of it back then – androgeny was hip in the 1980s.

I also read somewhere that many men were reluctant to recycle, because they were afraid it would make them look ‘gay’.

Artemis
Artemis
23 days ago

Hello! I would be grateful if you could post about this misogynistic article in The Federalist:
https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/05/how-strong-women-like-amy-coney-barrett-submit-to-their-husbands-with-joy/

Katherine the Adequate
Katherine the Adequate
23 days ago

I’ve never cared a whole lot for pumpkin spice lattes. I’m more a cinnamon dolce lady. Also, I now live miles and miles from the nearest Starbucks. I used to live in a town thar had one on almost every corner.

Last edited 23 days ago by Katherine the Adequate
Battering Lamb
Battering Lamb
23 days ago

@Jenora & Dalilama: Thanks for pointin that out, really interesting. I agree about the food mystification nonsense. I just really hate the artificial banana flavor. I’m generally pretty picky with fruit as I prefer them slightly before they’re ripe (my tolerance for sweet flavors isn’t that high). Banana flavor stands out to me because it is so much sweeter than the bananas I’m used to.

@Surplus: In the netherlands christmas is usually warded off somewhat by the Sinterklaas celebrations (our saint Nicholas, with his blackface pal), but that tends to creep further up into the year. I came across the first of those yesterday in the supermarket. Halloween isn’t really a thing here (yet).

Jenora Feuer
Jenora Feuer
23 days ago

@Naglfar:
Food Babe. *twitch* Yeah, she’s the epitome of exactly the sort of idiocy I was talking about, and she’s managed to get enough clout to actively make food less safe for everybody, as well as encouraging the sort of distrust of science and authorities that underlies so many of the conspiracy theories we’re all dealing with now.

She seems like the sort of person where the only reason she might not fall for the ‘Di-Hydrogen Monoxide’ joke is that she already got embarrassed badly by falling for it previously.

(For those unfamiliar with the joke, people have written up entire websites on Dihydrogen Monoxide, using the same sort of inflammatory language used by a lot of the ‘don’t eat chemicals’ sorts of people. DHMO is, in fact, just water. It’s still possible to overdose on it. It’s possible to overdose on Oxygen, too, which doesn’t make it any less necessary.)

Naglfar
Naglfar
23 days ago

@Jenora Feuer
DHMO is one of those things where it’s hard to tell which sites are serious and which are satire. I know at least a few are Poe’s Law satires of it.