The year 2018 was a tough one for Bumble and especially for its leader. She encountered some tough challenges that threatened to harm her company and her life. Whitney was up to the challenge and managed to overcome it. This past year was an eye opener for Bumble’s CEO. She realizes that in 2019 her company must take a stronger stance against people who despise and hate women.
Back in March of 2018, Whitney Wolfe decided to make a serious change to her dating site. In response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings that took place in February; Bumble decided to stop its users from showcasing photos of weapons on their site. Guns and other weapons were prohibited. This move created outrage within Bumble’s community. Connect with Whitney Wolfe by visiting her linkedin account.
Apparently, quite a few of Wolfe’s users were gun owners and they didn’t like the ban. While most people understood her reasoning behind the band, a few people went to the extreme. They threatened Wolfe and her staff. The threats were so severe that they she was forced to provide security for her workers and she now has to move around with a bodyguard. The FBI even had to get involved because the threats were getting out of hand.
These events helped to change Bumble and Whitney Wolfe. She realizes that she must amp up her message about feminism and about gender equality. She knows that there are elements out there who want to treat women as inferior. Wolfe is not having it. Whitney Wolfe is even going out of her way to outlaw misogyny.
Currently, she is in the early stages of creating practical and realistic laws that will make it illegal to flash genitalia on the internet. This is a very ambitious move by Whitney Wolfe. She is also pushing for similar laws that will help to outlaw other forms of misogynistic behaviors from harming people. However, she believes it can be done and is now working with undisclosed lawmakers in Washington to complete this task. Whitney Wolfe is now gearing her company up to become a stronger force for feminism and change.