Warren plays it off like a pro, telling him that yes, she will be his candidate. Turns at the end to her husband Bruce and asks, “Are you okay with this, sweetie?” We are back on track and @ewarren is taking questions from the audience. https://t.co/K24FMMkYzu pic.twitter.com/iCxbLSvuJw
— Tara Prindiville (@taraprindiville) February 1, 2020
The “radio prank guys” interrupt a Warren campaign event in Iowa, with one going on stage and pretending to propose to Warren. He then introduces Warren to his friend Dale, who he describes as an “incel” (involuntary celibate) who hasn’t spoken to a woman in a long time. While Warren jokes along with the men and adds “it’s always interesting to be in Iowa,” the prank itself is gendered in how it positions the men and Warren. Moreover, it is worth noting that if Warren’s reaction would be scrutinized differently than the men, especially if she had not been willing to laugh along with the pranksters.