Wolfe claimed a Tinder executive, whom she briefly dated, stripped her of her cofounder title, saying, according to her civil complaint, that she was a "24-year-old girl" and it would be "slutty" to be the female founder of a hookup app.
He subjected Wolfe, her lawsuit alleged, to "sexist, racist, and otherwise inappropriate comments, e-mails, and text messages," including calling her a "whore" in front of coworkers at a company party.
The impact on her was clear from the texts she sent a friend: "The shit he says…makes me wanna kill myself," Wolfe wrote, according to her complaint.
"He's so low and nasty, I might quit." The exec later resigned, and Wolfe, who declined to comment, settled with Tinder for an undisclosed amount.
The fact that two individuals have been in a consensual sexual relationship does not mean that sexual harassment may not occur following the end of the relationship.
Example: A young employee and her boss engaged in consensual sexual intercourse on four occasions.
Tweten, who is 27 and works for an entertainment company in Los Angeles, has been on and off Ok Cupid since 2010.
She acknowledges that these types of messages come from a relatively small number of users.
Wolfe's allegations with respect to Tinder and its management are unfounded." The lawsuit calls attention to the culture of misogyny that is often associated with the tech world.
If you weren’t interested, you shouldn’t have fucking replied at all! I hate that men think they can talk to women like that.
They should be publicly shamed.”Other women on the Facebook thread agreed, saying they had similar experiences and wanted to see the perpetrators punished in some way, like through a public Instagram account. ”That Instagram account became Bye Felipe, Tweten’s crowdsourced menagerie of mankind’s worst specimens.
"As a person, it really degrades you." This is what sexual harassment looks like in 2015, when there are more ways to creep on someone at work than ever before—and perhaps, more confusion about what's off-limits.
As the workplace starts to feel more laid-back (your boss is your Facebook friend, your coworkers text you after hours, everyone meets for Whiskey Thursdays…at the office), more subtle forms of sexual harassment are taking a psychological and economic toll on women across the country.
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One day recently, Alexandra Tweten was browsing Facebook when a woman she knew posted a screenshot of a recent exchange she’d had on Ok Cupid.“I want to message you, but I’m afraid,” the man said.