No Thinx: Employees Says “Nasty” Period Panty Maker Sexually Harassed Them

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Thinx Founder Miki Agrawal Accused Of Sexual Harassment

The founder of Thinx, a brand that produces period underwear, is being accused of sexual harassment. Former Thinx employee Chelsea Leibow has filed a complaint against CEO Miki Agrawal with the City of New York Commission on Human Rights according to The Cut. Leibow claims that Agrawal was sexist, ageist and sexually inappropriate at work.

Thinx employees work in a “culture of fear” were females in their twenties according to her claim, were referred to as “children” and women in their 30’s called “nannies”. Leibow also says the CEO would grab female employees by their breasts, exposing them and often change clothes in front of them. She’s allegedly facetimed from the toilet and shared nude photos of herself–and others–with employees. She’s also spoken in great detail about her “squirting” experiences around the office.

The former PR professional told New York Magazine “I felt that Miki objectified my body when she declared that she was ‘obsessed’ with it and made very detailed comments about my breasts, and it also seemed like a way for Miki to assert her dominance over female employees by simply doing whatever she wanted to do without asking, and showing she could get away with it.”

Yikes! If what this woman is claiming is true, it’s a wrap for this company. This lady sounds liek she’s into some freaky isht. Here’s a video of her speaking about her brand via Inc.

When Miki Agrawal successfully fought to get ads for her feminine hygiene products company Thinx on the New York subways, where they’d been unfairly rejected, she scored a big PR win. But media attention cuts both ways. An in-depth @Racked report about the company this week described a dysfunctional workplace that employees say is feminist in name only, driving nearly a third of its 35-person staff to leave the company since January. Of course, you could look at a dozens of similar complaints at startups like Uber, Blue Apron, Rent the Runway, Zenefits, and more. So maybe the question shouldn't be “Why are individual CEOs such bad managers?" but instead, “What can we do as a startup culture to prevent such poor conditions from spreading or persisting?" (🎥 by @jasiaka and Chris Beier) #Thinx #StartupCulture #BigQuestions

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