UPDATED: From “Boxes to Bitches”- Tinder’s Former VPM Whitney Wolfe & The Sociopathic Business Model™
UPDATED: November 4, 2014 Tinder Forced Accountability on CEO Sean Rad: DEMOTED
UPDATED July 14, 2014
Google’s executive Forrest Timothy Hayes, a married man of 17 years with five children, dying of a heroin overdose with a prosititute again not doing much to help the image of Silicon Valley men and their lack of respect for women.
Demonstrating the tone deafness of the startup app market a new Tinder-esque app from “futurologist” Ben Way Alphamatchmaking is out for our pleasure according to Tech Crunch. FYI and here’s another reason this is a stupid app below is Alphamatch (already taken-appropriately):
Match Box was Tinder’s first go at a name (you know those guys got such a kick out of the idea the rest of us would be too stupid to have picked up on the double entendre-or extremely sexist name-or you know copyright infringement). Thank goodness some adult there went with “Tinder” instead. Like any of those little wicks could really light up a box! From “boxes to bitches” we really see what these tech founders think of women.
July 1, 2014
If you’re a regular reader here, today’s latest Tinder news, where CMO Justin Mateen and co-founder was suspended by his company after they were sued by former VP of Marketing Whitney Wolfe on grounds of sexual discrimination and sexual harassment, you’re not shocked that it likely happened you’re shocked they moved swiftly.
And as this site has pointed out repeatedly, that if a company (especially) a startup is willing to overlook EEOC violations there is likely far more unethical or illegal activity going on at the company. This is actually a trigger to The Sociopathic Business Model™.
Marketing Vice President Whitney Wolfe alleges the company’s top executives mistreated her, devalued her role, and eventually pushed her out with their discriminatory behavior. Whitney Wolfe and Tinder CMO Justin Mateen were in a relationhsip at one point and he was her boss. Yahoo!
Inconsistent & Contradictory language to actions:
Manipulation & not recognizing the right’s of others:
Accomplice v. Victim Model established:
CEO Sean Rad and CMO Justin Mateen stripped Whitney Wolfe of her title as co-founder (she alleges because of her gender.)
How is someone a co-founder one day and not the next? You’re either a co-founder or you aren’t.
Created Hoplessness in Victim:
Created an Unhappy Work Environment:
Demeaning & Insulting:
Mateen called Wolfe “a desperate loser.”
Mateen told Tinder employees she was an alcoholic.
When Mateen called her a “whore” in front of other Tinder employees, Wolfe resigned.
Lack of Accountability, Remorse, Shame or Guilt:
Wolfe did bring the matter to Rad’s attention a number of times. When she complained to Rad, her complaints were ignored. Rad seemed to be aware of the harassing messages, mostly via text, that Wolfe was receiving from Mateen. However, he told Wolfe her job was to “keep [Mateen] calm” and that she was was acting like a “dramatic or emotional girl.”
And to add insult to injury from Tinder’s parent company (IAC) more inconsistent & contradictory language to actions:
Tinder’s parent company, InterActiveCorp, as a defendant. IAC has acted swiftly, suspending Mateen as the investigation progresses. IAC has already determined that messages Mateen sent to Wolfe were “inappropriate.” However, an IAC spokesperson told Reuters, “We unequivocally condemn these messages but believe that Ms. Wolfe’s allegations with respect to Tinder and its management are unfounded.”
Whitney Wolfe has Tinder and IAC scrambling but even from the little data we’ve been able to collect-she’s a victim of EEOC violations and a victim of The Sociopathic Business Model™. Maybe Ms. Wolfe’s attorneys will want to look to the latest Supreme Court ruling where Hobby Lobby-if a Company can be viewed as a “person” to take away an employee’s rights by the same token couldn’t she sue her former employer for taking on the characteristics of a sociopath?
To read the text messages: Mashable