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Moog Factory in Asheville

Moog Factory in Asheville  ·  Source: Moog Music

Alarming allegations are being made against Moog Music by a former employee, who is suing her former employer for “intentional discriminatory acts and practices”, seeking $1.1 million in damages.

Misogyny at Moog?

The allegations come from Hannah Green, a former Moog employee. According to The Asheville Blade, a local news site based in the same town as the Moog synthesizer factory, Ms Green joined the company in 2018 in what she hoped would be a “wonderful career at a progressive company,” but instead “she faced extensive misogyny, discrimination and even physical assault”.

The allegations describe working conditions that will, sadly, seem all too familiar to women employed elsewhere in the technology sector. The article states that Hannah had to deal with sexist jokes and a “boys’ club” attitude where she was passed over for jobs she was qualified for, had work taken away her and given to male colleagues who also took credit for her work. Green is quoted as follows: “One of my last weeks there the guy that assaulted me and carried a knife, made a joke about killing a woman in a sales team meeting.” Management took no action, she claims, when she reported it.

Another damaging accusation is that Moog was unable to deal with a toxic situation. According to the article, the misogyny Hannah Green faced in the Moog workplace went unchecked.

We reached out to Moog for comment. Here’s an excerpt from the company’s reply:

This statement concerns unsubstantiated allegations made within an online article that recently appeared in the Asheville Blade. The article details supposed incidents of an ex-Moog Music employee who filed a lawsuit against Moog Music claiming discrimination and retaliation. Moog categorically denies these claims, which are false. The author of the Asheville Blade article did not contact Moog Music or give us an opportunity to comment, respond to, or refute any of these false allegations.

Moog is generally considered to one of the good guys, an employee-owned company that projects a very ‘right-on’ image supporting women as employees, performers and synthesizer enthusiasts. The company says that the Equal Opportunities Employment Commission (EEOC) investigated and dismissed the claim and that their own internal investigation found nothing, saying:

We recognize that discrimination and abuse is too common of an occurrence at workplaces around the world and we stand as allies with those who have experienced these inexcusable behaviors. We trust that people who know our organization, have been to our facilities, and have interacted with our employees, know that they are loving and respectful people. Our executive leadership (50% female/average female tenure ~9 years) will continue to focus on providing a safe and nurturing environment for our employees and will have nothing further to say on this matter until the litigation is finalized.”

So, who do we believe? Maybe Hannah is just a disgruntled ex-employee who wants to get back at them. Or maybe Moog is really good at pulling the wool over our eyes and there’s a genuine problem that needs to be tackled. We don’t yet know. If we don’t talk about it until the matter is resolved, this gives an accused company every opportunity to sweep it under the carpet. We also don’t want to dismiss allegations just because a company refutes them.

But sometimes it feels like sexism and misogyny are rife in music technology, whether it’s a Fender Instagram post, rants from the owner of Synthrotek, or a recent distortion plug-in featuring animated breasts. However, most of it is not quite as public and we need to listen to the stories of women in the industry. And things can change, we’ve seen it in the recent name changes to two leading music tech forums.

Should we be ditching our Moog gear? That’s up to you – there’s nothing to be gained in owning equipment that makes you feel bad. However, I think we should talk about these issues, shine a light on them, invite dialogue and hold people of influence to account. We need to check our own misogyny, our own workplaces and actively work to remove toxic behaviour from our industry. And even if Moog ends up behind found completely innocent of any wrongdoing, it’s still an important conversation to have.

In the Ashville Blade article, Hannah says her intention in bringing this civil suit is to prevent Moog from ever treating anyone like this again. Whether she wins or loses I hope Moog’s response will be revolutionary.

60 responses to “Moog is being sued for misogyny and discrimination”

  1. Signal Slammer says:

    eh idk. this sounds a little sensational. i’m all for equality, however this seems a little suspicious. i’ve been to the moog factory several times over many years, i’ve only encountered a solid level of professionalism. however i am not a woman or an employee.

  2. L says:

    If that is true, may the Law come with all its force upon the offenders.

    That being said, I find this sentence ridiculous: “Our executive leadership (50% female/average female tenure ~9 years)…” –> Imposed quotas or meritocracy? Mmmhhhhhh…

  3. Truthteller (think harder) says:

    This Robin Vincent chap is a little credulous, to say the least. And all too eager to trot out the platitudes, which I suspect he hasn’t thought through apart from to think: “I’ll look nice if I write this (and perhaps the cultural revolution will spare me).”

    If the worst example of misogyny he can find is a cringey Fender advert, then his case is fairly poor.

    Also Moog doesn’t seem to have learned its lesson. Woke people are vicious. Weaponised victimhood. You can’t work with them. They will turn on you no matter what. No matter how much cant you chant or nonsense you speak, it’s not enough.

    Robin Vincent – you need to think a little harder. This amount of compensation could put a much-loved company out of business. The world is nowhere near as full of the isms you mention as has been suggested.

    Moog, you need to be careful when dealing with this ideology. Don’t copy its zealots’ language and thought. It’s not enough to save you. The revolution will always eat its own. Remember Robespierre.

    • blah says:

      you nailed it.
      get woke, go broke

    • look at this idiot says:

      “Woke people are vicious. Weaponised victimhood. You can’t work with them. They will turn on you no matter what. No matter how much cant you chant or nonsense you speak, it’s not enough.”

      i can’t tell if you posted this to make us laugh at you, or if you posted this seriously and we all happen to be laughing. and the distinction doesn’t matter because we’re going to keep laughing as long as you keep combining words in any order.

      • Truth Teller says:

        Who is “us” and “we”, Mr or Ms Look At This Idiot? You’re acting alone and have commented 15 times on this article.

        As far as I can tell, your entire argument seems to revolve around the claim that “we” are laughing at the arguments made.

        But it’s only you saying that. There is no “we” or “us”. Most of the arguments made here against wokeness hold water. It’s an authoritarian movement with a predilection for extrajudicial punishments There is a certain irony in this, because the aims of most woke folk are broadly positive. It’s the execution that’s at fault. Naively well-meaning people are helping to pave the way to a worse world.

        Perhaps in your imaginary group of allies you see no problem with trying people in the public square with no evidence and savaging people for the words they say. But I expect your position is a lonely one. And your life. You are either a bot, a troll or, perhaps, linked to this story in some way.

        I suggest you listen to what other people are saying and try to make compelling arguments. Nothing you have said has been well-written, intelligent, or incisive. The idiot, I’m afraid, is you. The 15 messages you’ve posted are a solipsist’s lament, performed alone in front of a mirror.

        I hope you find happiness. And I hope the person in this story finds peace too. And Moog. And, frankly, the world.

  4. E says:

    “Should we be ditching our Moog gear?”

    Seriously? Dump the companies gear over a single unsubstantiated claim?

    Trial by public opinion with no actual facts is a little disturbing to me. Until we see this play out and learn if there is a real problem here this feels over the top and a little irresponsible.

    • Robin Vincent says:

      Seriously – when researching this article I found a lot of instances of people saying they were going to get rid of they’re Moog gear or not ever buy from them again. So I felt it was important to mention and offer some balance.

      • William Paxson says:

        Well then, it seems like some people don’t have a lick of commonsense about things or are willing to trash and vilify a company based on a single questionable accusation from a person that even the EEOC did not find credible. Maybe Moog is better off without customers like that.

  5. Robin Vincent's biggest fan says:

    “We need to check our own misogyny, our own workplaces and actively work to remove toxic behaviour from our industry. And even if Moog ends up behind found completely innocent of any wrongdoing, it’s still an important conversation to have.”

    Thank your Robin Vincent, what would we do without you explaining the world to us? Using the Moog-story to do some virtue signaling, like he does about once a month here on Gearnews.

    • Robin Vincent says:

      The crazy thing about it is that I actually believe it which undermines the definition of virtue signalling because it’s not an exercise in vanity. I’m just expressing an opinion. Are you saying that this is not a conversation we should be having?

  6. Dave says:

    This will completely destroy the image of current Moog music.

  7. Mike says:

    I can only hope these accusations are overblown. However, I will not be dumping my Moog One because of the misdeeds of its manufacturer. Behringer has done a lot of questionable things as well, and I’m still keeping my DeepMind 12 and VC340.

  8. sad says:

    this is clearly the revenge of an unwell person. sad.

  9. Daniel says:

    “Should we be ditching our Moog gear? That’s up to you – there’s nothing to be gained in owning equipment that makes you feel bad. ”

    (shakes head in deep depression)

    How about: Should we be ditching our just democratic principles of “anyone is innocent until proven guilty” and free and fair trials for everyone including even the most vile scum imaginable? That’s up to you – but there’s nothing to be gained in living in a society where presumption of guilt and rushed and unsubstantiated trials are the things that make you feel good.

    For the love of our planet, how can an instrument make anyone feel bad when we don’t even know the truth at this point?! But nevermind, I get it… a Woke society is one where if you don’t immediately believe an accuser, you are nothing more than a bigot who should lose your job that very day, even if you have kids. So be it. We’re all doomed any way.

    • look at this idiot says:

      you saw someone say “decide for yourself if you want to own these products” and had a very emotional reaction.

      • Daniel says:

        @look at this idiot, I’m having the same emotional reaction (depression) right now reading your comment, cause apparently you suffer from the same problem.
        Do you really think it’s possible that any human being could ever read the words “Decide what you want to do with these products” and get any emotional??? Cause to me that would be a huge WTF! I got emotional exclusively about what came after that part. The author says (apparently I need to spoon-feed you this): “there’s nothing to be gained in owning equipment that makes you feel bad”. That, as it is, obviously implies that Moog is guilty of the allegations even before a trial begins. And that is incompatible with democratic principles and human rights. I’m sorry that an idiot needs to explain this to you. The reason I get depress is that I try to be fair to both sides of a conflict in much more complex situations than this one and it is deeply depressing seeing a frightening number of people, including good fair people, being sucked into this extremist mentality and group think and showing little to no hesitancy in rushing judgments and proclaim guilt. If pedophiles, neo-nazis and murders have a right to a fair trial, then everyone has, no matter the degree of despicability and especially when the truth is unknown. If you reject this principle, then you reject a functioning society. Just as much as in the case you reject an accusation and refuse to investigate.

        It also bothers me because of another thing near and dear to me which is the rules of good reasoning. There are a million ways the human mind engages in fallacies, gets trapped in defense mechanisms or succumbs to personal feelings all leading up to wrong conclusions, but only a handful of ways (tops) to reach a correct conclusion and those ways are the ones that take a lot of cerebral effort, whereas the former ones take so little effort that they seem essentially automatic. Also the human mind cannot possibly imagine all possible scenarios when the truth is veiled, leading to the easy simplistic thinking “I can only imagine these two possibilities, therefore the truth is one of them” (known as Appeal to Ignorance Fallacy).
        All of this has a natural obvious implication: that we should be careful with our conclusions.

        It also bothers me regarding another big interest I have that unfortunately I’m very familiar with: Psychopathy. And even though I’m not an expert, I know very well that we will find both male and female psychopaths. And these people have zero, ZERO moral problems at all lying as much as they can to get whatever they want from whatever situation. In this Moog case, do we know if any side includes, for example, a psychopath? Does it even take a psychopath to lie in a big way. Also, haven’t we learn anything from the Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp case?

        All of this makes me understand on a much broader scale why Presumption of Innocence exists in the first place. For everyone. In every situation. Only that leads to the most fair society that we can possibly build.

        Now… I think I now know what the author was trying to say (I’ve already read his reply). But he made a mistake the way he put it. It seems he was actually saying: should we ditch … etc, well, if you’ve decided so (or are inclined to) then I guess so, cause otherwise you’ll be using equipment that makes you feel bad. In other words, he was speaking to those who already made up their mind about ditching the equipment. But the question was for everyone, hence the misunderstanding. I wouldn’t have put it that way because as it was written, with those exact words, implies guilt. Replying to that group only I’d have written something like “It’s up to you but have you considered that it might be too soon for such decision?”

        • look at this idiot says:

          “I’m sorry that an idiot needs to explain this to you. ”

          the idiot decided to explain things but he didn’t need to. type more if you want

          • Daniel says:

            “…but didn’t need to…”

            No one needs to post a comment here, for that matter. For all its worth, no one needs to post a comment on another comment. No one needs to have this discussion.
            But I bet there’s a certain someone who desperately *needs* to call everyone an idiot. I know it’s a huge cliché at this point but here it is: let me guess, it makes you feel good about yourself? What’s wrong, low self-esteem? Attention seeking? Still stuck in the worst part of adolescence? What is it that troubles you, my poor lost soul?

  10. David says:

    Read the linked newspaper article for lots more detail. Hard to believe this is unsubstantiated.

    https://ashevilleblade.com/?p=4042

  11. Jon Cristobal says:

    Yeah Robin.. you lost me with this one. I’m here for gear news, not virtue signaling. I won’t be reading anymore.

  12. Berényi Gergo says:

    Your naive support for the Woke mob won’t save you when they come for you. Remember that Robin. You’re a White guy and your time will come. All it takes is one little slipup. Then, at leisure, you can remember “articles” like this that you did that just helped this virus grow.

    • look at this idiot says:

      “all it takes is one little slipup”

      Do you know how easy it is for most of us to simply not be racist and not put hands on coworkers? weirdo.

      • Daniel says:

        “Do you know how easy it is for most of us to simply not be racist and not put hands on coworkers? weirdo.”

        I’m quite sure that’s not what Berényi Gergo meant. You got it all wrong. I’ll explain to you: for a huge portion of the SWJ population, when one is a white guy, E-V-E-R-Y single little thing under the sun is obsessively racist and misogynist… therefore slipups WILL NECESSARILY happen. Period.

        How can he/she be a weirdo for making such a basic obvious observation, when such observation comes from Woke people themselves? That was the whole point of his/her warning to Robin.

        • look at this idiot says:

          “for a huge portion of the SWJ population, when one is a white guy, E-V-E-R-Y single little thing under the sun is obsessively racist and misogynist… therefore slipups WILL NECESSARILY happen. Period.”

          this is fanfiction and i pity you if you devoted your meager brain resources to believing it.

          “How can he/she be a weirdo for making such a basic obvious observation”

          because it’s not reality.

          • Daniel says:

            You have to be kidding me!!! Haven’t you seen what happened with Piers Morgan and Sharon Osborne, just to mention one of the recent ones? It had nothing to do with skin color or gender. And it was enough for mass accusations of racism and misogyny. Do you seriously think you can convince us that we have been dreaming up this whole thing? Do you think we haven’t pick up all the extremism, prejudice, resentment, hatred and very serious intolerance yet? Cause we have several very long years of this stuff now. I’m still stuck at the Nobel Prize scientist (that apparently always treated women in Science as equals and was defended and saved by female colleagues themselves) who got fired (from his job and many other positions and boards) because of a dinner joke about women distracting man at the lab because “we fall in love with them”.

            It has permeated all sorts of aspects of society, didn’t you know?

            Fiction is when you make up your mind about who’s guilty without nothing more than allegations, and allegations by their own definition leave you unknowing of whether they’re true or fiction. But hey, maybe that’s not you, that would be cool. But ffs, what fanfiction?! A white woman cannot even wear an hairdo characteristic of Jamaica in a festival meant to celebrate Jamaican Culture. It’s not fanfiction, it’s Woke Theory. It’s in the manuals. ‘The problem’ in this world is the privileged ones and racism is only racism if it’s prejudice plus power. We know for a fact that by power they don’t mean political or financial power, because otherwise they would never call anyone racist except politicians and the rich. And we also know for a fact that by privilege they mean ‘not belonging to a minority’. They also easily claim that because of privilege we cannot see our racism, that we need to go through a process of waking up and awareness (Woke) and only then we can fix it.
            Yeah that pretty much leaves no room for straight white guys to not be bigots by nature and therefore bigotry will manifest itself in our daily behavior. It’s hardwired. Is it fiction or Woke Theory?

        • look at this idiot says:

          “Haven’t you seen what happened with Piers Morgan”

          Piers Morgan harassed a woman for years publicly, someone made fun of him for 30 seconds and he quit his job. you’re an idiot of the highest magnitude and lowest caliber.

          “It has permeated all sorts of aspects of society, didn’t you know?”

          No, i don’t, i never read the fiction book you are writing.

          “A white woman cannot even wear an hairdo characteristic of Jamaica”

          what the fuck are you talking about? LOL

          • Daniel says:

            “Piers Morgan harassed a woman for years publicly, someone made fun of him for 30 seconds and he quit his job.”

            Again, “It had nothing to do with skin color or gender. And it was enough for mass accusations of racism and misogyny. ” Those are the undisputed facts.
            If you want to divert from these facts by mentioning other aspects of the story, that’s your problem. Those who are wrong need to bring other stuff. And whenever you don’t bring other stuff, it’s usually the typical “you’re reading fiction”. Sorry but I’m not impressed by that.

            “It has permeated all sorts of aspects of society”

            What part of “Mr. Potato Head now has no gender” you do not understand or think it’s fanfiction?
            Only the mentally ill will deny it has permeated all sorts of aspects of society, or…… only gas-lighters will say to others that it is fiction.

            “what the fuck are you talking about? LOL”

            Google Adele and Jamaica or Cultural Appropriation. It doesn’t surprise me that you don’t know this story because it seems that you’re the one who lives in a world of fiction.

            I’m fascinated witnessing people manifesting defense mechanisms like denial, being absolutely clueless about the phenomena (true for everyone on the planet, granted), but I’m sorry to say I’m done with you. I was expecting a little more, I was expecting some small doses of average-quality dialogue but it turns out all you do is call everyone idiots or deny stuff plus attempts to convince them they’re insane, or gratuitous claims of word salad, or that others are laughing but you won’t say why they’re laughing, or you simply get things wrong … and all of that is kinda super boring to me. I mean, is it me or any small child can do that? So bye. Sorry.

        • look at this idiot says:

          you are weeping into your keyboard that a plastic potato with interchangeable limbs and eyes is not assigned a gender at the store. the mental health professional assigned to you deserves a 100% raise.

          • Daniel says:

            Me: It has permeated all sorts of aspects of society.

            You: That’s fiction.

            Me: No it’s not. I give you “Mr Potato Head now has no gender” as a very good example of how true it is that it permeates all sorts of aspects of society.

            You: you are weeping into your keyboard that a plastic potato with interchangeable limbs and eyes is not assigned a gender at the store.

            LOL
            God, you’re stupid!!
            Do you always get things wrong or it’s only 99% of the time?
            Let me spoon-feed you: when even a goddamn MASCOTE(!!), a plastic potato with interchangeable limbs and eyes goes gender-neutral, otherwise it might offend someone or make someone feel less welcome, then you know it has permeated pretty much all of society. Period. Do you understand now that I was merely giving an example and not bitching and moaning about it, or are you slowly working on it? And, just curious, does it hurt when you put a single miserable little brain effort to it?
            But don’t worry, you can always keep hopelessly gas-lighting everyone or effortlessly wander in Denial Land. Since it’s all you do, then your happiness is guaranteed however you choose, cause nobody can stop a child from being a child. Just try, hopelessly, to act a little bit mature when you engage in discussions with adults.

        • look at this idiot says:

          “when even a goddamn MASCOTE(!!), a plastic potato with interchangeable limbs and eyes goes gender-neutral, otherwise it might offend someone or make someone feel less welcome, then you know it has permeated pretty much all of society. ”

          plastic has no gender, potatoes have no gender. i don’t know why everyone was so obsessed with gender as to gender plastic potatoes, but it’s been put the way it should be.

          “Just try, hopelessly, to act a little bit mature when you engage in discussions with adults.”

          go get your father then. no fully developed adults are concerned with the garbage you compose

  13. Torus says:

    I’m very disappointed that the writer chose to editorialize from a clearly biased perspective. The court of public opinion is no better than a mob mentality. No evidence has been uncovered, no claims of similar behavior toward others substantiated. You should be careful about casting that shadow of wrongdoing until all the facts have come to light.

    As a famous band who proudly used Moog gear once warned:
    ”Quick to charge, quick to anger, slow to understand. Ignorance and prejudice and fear walk hand in hand.”

    • Daniel says:

      “I’m very disappointed that the writer chose to editorialize from a clearly biased perspective”.

      Not clearly. He did mentioned both possibilities: “So, who do we believe? Maybe Hannah is just a disgruntled ex-employee who wants to get back at them. Or maybe Moog is really good at pulling the wool over our eyes and there’s a genuine problem that needs to be tackled. We don’t yet know. ”

      He did however make a mistake when he asked the question about ditched Moog gear. From my understanding, and I think its clear, with “equipment that makes you feel bad” he was addressing the ones who already made up their minds about ditching the equipment. He answered his own question with only one group in mind, at least in that particular part of his answer.

  14. Ivan says:

    “Maybe we should ditch our Moog gear? It’s up to you – there is nothing good about owning equipment that makes you feel bad.” This phrase is not worthy of free journalism, as only a journalist interested in moog blood could write. Very unworthy, dirty insinuation. No one has the right to influence the market before court decisions. Disgusting.

    • Robin Vincent says:

      Actually, you’re reading it wrong. I put that line in there because on forums and twitter people were saying “that’s it, I’m not buying Moog anymore” or “I’m ditching my Moog gear” and so I’m suggesting that it would be better perhaps to talk about these things and deal with the issues rather than throw your gear away. But, of course, it’s your right to give away your gear if it makes you feel bad. Do you see how I’m asking you, the reader to make a choice, to decide how you feel rather than telling you what to do? Look I’ve added the word “however” – does that make it a little clearer for you?

    • look at this idiot says:

      “No one has the right to influence the market before court decisions.”

      please tell all the advertisers that they have no right to influence the market unless a court rules on their product. idiot

  15. Stefan says:

    I’m less worried about a single female employee in an American manufacturing company than i am concerned with all the women working long hours for low wages in developing countries. Whether in a Behringer sweatshop, a Chinese company whee production is outsourced to from nearly all wester manufactures, or the kids that mine the ore for all those capacitors in our musical equipments. So, considering the state of the world there are far more urgent priorities to write about if you want to contribute to the world in a positive way.

  16. Hendrik says:

    seems like there is a case here. I observe a lot of negative feelings in regard to wokeness and virtue signaling. i hope people at least appreciate that those tactics in this conflict are employed by moog. the opposite party is involved in a civil legal case.

    IMO the comment about killing women on a parking lot is really bad taste, and provokes me, which I’m sure is why you posted it. If ever I would consider not buying a moog product, it will be because the possibility of being associated with you.

  17. Adrianno says:

    Don’t care. I love Moog

  18. Scott says:

    Wokeness is a malicious, bigoted, authoritarian cult and a cancer on our society. Robin, the fact that you would play footsie with this vile ‘thinking’ shows that you’re either not smart (which I don’t believe), or you have very low integrity. You should be ashamed of yourself. If we live long enough to see this nightmare pass, hopefully you’ll look back on articles like this and feel disgust with yourself for kowtowing to the witch burners of our day. Many of us come to sites like this to escape the horror show we live in and focus on something positive and awesome like music gear. Please don’t ruin this for us by trying to score woke points for yourself.

    • look at this idiot says:

      “Wokeness is a malicious, bigoted, authoritarian cult and a cancer on our society.”

      i laughed at this and it would be twice as funny if you were serious.

      • Scott says:

        Which part do you disagree with and why? I may be an idiot for sure, but it seems to me that wokeness divides people into groups based on superficial, immutable characteristics, then dictates how they act accordingly. It’s a deeply illiberal way to go through life.

        • look at this idiot says:

          “Which part do you disagree with and why?”

          every word you wrote and the order you placed them in.

          “it seems to me that wokeness divides people into groups based on superficial, immutable characteristics, then dictates how they act accordingly.”

          please don’t waste any more of your time telling us how it seems to you. that is not important to any of us.

          • Scott says:

            Hahaha. Classic. I suspected you wouldn’t be able to defend your position with a thoughtful argument. Like most woke people, you just resort to name calling when someone calls out your racist, self-contradictory little religion. It’s a shame scientology didn’t find you before wokeness. You would have fit right in, but been a lot less annoying and corrosive to society. Maybe pick up a history book once in a while. Utopians usually don’t end up looking good in hindsight.

        • look at this idiot says:

          “I suspected you wouldn’t be able to defend your position with a thoughtful argument.”

          we are not arguing. you said something very stupid. i don’t care enough about what you think to change your mind, i am only laughing at you until you are dead.

          “Like most woke people”

          a woke person would never describe how unimportant they find your existence to be, i think you’ve got the wrong impression. type more shit for our entertainment.

          • scott says:

            Despite your inability to explain WHY what I said is stupid in any way, you’ve managed to convince me. From now on, I’m going to pray to Ibram X Kendi every night that Moog is driven out of business for the horrible crime of forcing this poor, helpless, oppressed little woman to hear a bad joke in a meeting. To hell with all the employees and their families! How dare they treat this woman like an adult that’s capable of standing up for herself! I’m going to burn my Model D, then take out my beads and say 40 Hail DiAngelos, asking forgiveness for my white privilege and for supporting such a toxic company. Hopefully one day my spirit will be clean. Thank you for bringing me into the light. I love you!

        • look at this idiot says:

          “your inability to explain WHY what I said is stupid”

          if an idiot asks me how to make grilled cheese and i laugh at him instead, that doesn’t mean I CAN’T make grilled cheese. if the idiot thinks i can’t make grilled cheese because i didn’t tell him how when he asked, why would i care what the idiot thinks?

          “From now on, I’m going to pray to…”

          why do you keep expecting people to waste their time taking you seriously when you cannot present one serious paragraph in good faith? your dogshit comments receive the quality replies they deserve.

  19. Very bad person says:

    Welp, there is only one thing left to do…
    You have to dump your moog gear now, luckily I am willing to dispose of your tanted gear and even pay you a full 10% of the price of a new one.

    I know, I know… but I want your virtue to be intact so I am willing to take the hit

  20. WOK says:

    *lol*
    The new business model for incapables: unsuccessful in your job? Just sue your company for discrimination!
    Doesn’t matter you are black, hispanic, transgender or just female, there will be a support group for you that will start the shitstorm and get you a lawyer. Make $ now!

  21. Bernie says:

    I have no feelings for Moog either way but this is written as an activist’s hit-piece and not a news item. It is extremely disappointing but is typical of the demise of objective journalists who have been supplanted with keyboard warriors wanting to fight against “injustice” – big or small, real or entirely imagined – preferably from the comfort of their middle-class surroundings.

    You are not, as you claim, shining a light on anything moreover you are smearing used toilet paper over it.

    Inviting the question “Should we be ditching our Moog gear” is a cheap shot. It doesn’t matter what the boards are saying, you don’t need to phrase it in that manner. Perhaps it is just as well you didn’t read anything about pitchforks and arson.

    You also frame the ‘technology industry’ as being misogynistic (without objective evidence that it is more or less so than any other industry or even society at large) and then conclude that we should be talking about this even if there is no evidence for it ? The reader is left with no doubt that you’ll be disappointed if it isn’t found.

    Consider this – think of all the other women that are working for Moog at present – presumably without cause to launch their own lawsuits after an independent, 3rd party investigation – what will happen to their jobs when your ‘no smoke without fire’ crusade is done ?

    You are better than this, Mr Vincent.

  22. MacG says:

    Way to trigger insecure righteouseness snowflakes Robin.. keep it real.

  23. Sad Panda says:

    My heart sank when I read this headline. “There’s no misogyny is synthesizers” a friend said to me.
    “Just wait until there’s been a few days for comments under the article.”
    I hate that there’s alleged misogyny at Moog.
    I hate even more that the culture of synthesizers is proven misogynist again and again by comments sections like these.

  24. Richard says:

    I read the entire article at the Asheville Blade and it’s safe to say the whole thing is bullsh*t. None of the allegations, even if true, constitute misogyny. This woman acted as a saboteur within the company and this is her ultimate attempt at sabotage.

  25. Isaac DeBolt says:

    The fact you think showing women’s breasts on a pedal is sexist is hilarious lmao

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