At its heart, Bumble has been designed as a tool for empowerment. Whitney Wolfe created Bumble when she was thinking about the oppression that she and other women go through in their daily lives. Among the different forms of oppression that women undergo is domestic violence. Women are not only victims of domestic violence, but are also unfortunate victims of worse incidents. One thing that Whitney Wolfe has discovered is that abusive relationships can sometimes escalate to where guns are involved. This is one thing that has caused her to ban gun photos. Her reasoning is that she does not want to romanticize something that is used as a tool for destruction.
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Even with Whitney’s explanation, this did not stop a lot of angry users from acting out and harassing the company. She and her employees had to deal with threats a lot for a little while. She was also harassed about her choices for banning gun photos. This has resulted in her having to call the police in order to watch over the place in case someone decides to try something. One of the reasons that Whitney Wolfe has banned guns is because it does not work well with the values that she is trying to present to people.
When Whitney Wolfe started Bumble, she has wanted to focus on values such as kindness, empowerment, kindness and accountability. She is doing everything she can to not only reach out to women and offer her support, but also empower them to do what is best for their lives, and accountability is a part of empowerment. Whitney herself is trying to include men and help them feel comfortable with women. This is one of the best things about the Bumble dating app. Men do not have to be the aggressors. They can just sit back and let the women come to them.
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