February 1, 2020 - Warren Pranked at Campaign Event by Men Proposing to Her

The “radio prank guys” interrupt a Warren campaign event in Iowa, with one man 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 says, “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 Warren’s reaction would likely have been scrutinized differently than reactions by men, especially if she had not been willing to laugh along with the pranksters.