Bumble Shows Respect For Women By Taking A Firm Stand Against Bullying
The dating app Bumble started by Whitney Wolfe, the Tinder co founder, recently proved that dating apps should be a little careful about safeguarding their users’ self respect and let no one dare to raise their finger on any women without a definite cause. After one of the women users, Ashley Helmbreck suffered excessive bullying from her male counterpart, Connor, Bumble posted an open letter to the man on its Twitter profile and defended the woman Ashley whom he disrespected with his abusive remarks.
Such incidents are very common on dating apps but seems like Bumble is in no mood to tolerate such nonsense on its own app. This firm mentality of the owner can be attributed to the fact that she started her own app after having left Tinder due to a sexual harassing incident. Thus, Whitney developed this platform to provide a safe and respectful place for women to have fun without putting their self respect in jeopardy. When Connor jumped at the throat of Ashley while exchanging a pretty normal conversation, the dating app Bumble decided to intrude and teach the man the lesson of his life.
What triggered the abuse?
According to the snapshots posted on the blog of the dating app Bumble, along with the open letter, Ashley did nothing to trigger the Mr. Hyde in Connor and she just politely asked what he does for a living. Connor immediately jumped at her throat, abusing her and calling her names to which she was certainly taken aback. Although she tried to defend herself but Connor was not to be put down.
What did the popular dating app Bumble do to take a stand against the abuse?
When Bumble came to know about this, it decided not to let it pass by and take a stand against it. Connor has not only been refrained from using bumble but also his misbehavior has been made public by posting an open letter to him on Bumble’s official blog along with screen-shots of the chat he had with Ashley. Ashley personally thanked the Bumble team to which she received more support. Hashtags like #ImWithAshley and #LaterConnor have been circulating the social media to show support for Ashley.
The popular dating app Bumble has made a great example for all social media apps by taking a stand against women abuse and it is time that all dating apps start doing the same. It is their duty to prevent such mishaps and make women feel safer on their platforms. What do you think about this incident which is probably an eye-opener for all dating apps out there? You are free to put down your thoughts in the comments section provided below. Have a rocking day!