In September of 2018 Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct with Christine Blasey Ford. This woman claimed to have been the victim of Kavanaugh many years ago when they were teens. She was nearly raped but managed to get away during the ordeal. Many people believed that Christine Blasey Ford was not telling the truth. However, Bumble CEO, Whitney Wolfe, stood behind her and believed what she said.
The ordeal helped to shed more light on a disturbing trend that has been going on since late 2014. There are a whole slew of women coming forward and outing men for the sexual abuse and misconduct that they suffered in the past. Whitney Wolfe is not glad that these things are happening because she has some sick desire to see men suffer. She wants things to change for the better and this emerging trend is a part of the process. Read more about Whitney Wolfe at Wikipedia
Whitney’s dating site, Bumble, is a feminist organization. It was started in 2014 and in less than 4 years it has become an internet dating sensation. There are over 30 million users on Bumble. All of them know that women come first on the site. Whitney Wolfe doesn’t hide the fact that Bumble is a feminist orientated dating app. That is why women will always make the first move. Whitney wants men to know that they will no longer define life in modern times according to their standards.
During the trail of Brett Kavanaugh, Whitney took out ads in the New York Times and the Washington Post telling people to “Believe Women”. When a woman comes forward to discuss the horrible reality of rape, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct – people should believe what they are saying.
Whitney Wolfe also made a $25,000 donation to women who suffered sexual abuse. This is another way that she is using her Bumble platform to make a difference. She also wanted people to be aware of the female victims who suffered similar abuse. The trail pertaining to Ford and Kavanaugh could possibly trigger their own experience with this issue. Whitney Wolfe lets women know that she cares and wants things to change for them all.