Why Feminist Companies are “Failing” – Bullish on LinkedIn Pulse

The failure of feminist companies is due to what, exactly? Hear from Jen Dziura about why companies like NastyGal and Thinx are in trouble.

We’re continuing to smash the patriarchy on LinkedIn, so check out our latest article on why feminist companies are “failing”:

In the already dark days of early 2017, we’ve also seen the implosion of a number of feminist-allied companies: the CEO scandal at Thinx, the bankruptcy of Nasty Gal, and the sale of Modcloth to Wal-Mart.

Is there some trend here? Are feminist companies inherently flawed in some way? Are women? Are … companies? I’m not exactly joking on the last one – some feminist commentators have concluded that the problem is just capitalism, period, and that there is simply no way to be a feminist and an entrepreneur.

Bullish exists at the intersection of careers/business and feminism, and it’s no secret I’m in favor of a Scandinavian style social democracy. In Sweden, you can have a good business idea and still get pretty rich. Your high taxes will be used for social improvements. If you spilled a shit ton of oil into the Gulf of Mexico (hard to do from Sweden), you’d probably go to jail. It would be a very humane jail with good coffee, unlimited herring, and probably like a free masters degree program. But you’d go to jail. You can put limits on businesses and still provide plenty of incentive for entrepreneurs to be entrepreneurs. I want that. Women got into the game of entrepreneurship late – I’m interested in us playing it well and improving how the game is played.

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