“[Whitney Wolfe’s] pitch was pretty genius. She would go to chapters of her sorority, do her presentation, and have all the girls* at the meetings install the app. Then she’d go to the corresponding brother fraternity—they’d open the app and see all these cute girls they knew.” Tinder had fewer than 5,000 users before Wolfe made her trip, Munoz says; when she returned, there were some 15,000. “At that point, I thought the avalanche had started,”
– Bloomberg Businessweek
What galls me most about the sexism in this case is that only a woman could have done that. Only a woman could have gotten Tinder off the ground. And yet it’s the woman that gets pushed out of her position as a co-founder and later it forced out of the company.
Stupid misogynist assholes are stupid misogynist assholes.
* “Girls”? What, were they like 12 years old or something? Can we call them young women instead of girls?