Après la révélation de son passé d’agresseur sexuel, le fondateur de la marque Feminist Apparel vire toute son équipe
Feminist Apparel CEO Fires Entire Staff After They Learn He’s An Admitted Sexual Abuser
The response echos something many of the former employees have pointed out: Martofel’s ignorance about what it means to be an ally. Many claim that he centered the company’s feminist pursuits around himself, often putting his opinions first and ignoring the requests and advice of people of color, queer people, and survivors, including in campaigns geared towards those groups.
“I feel like with many brands of allyship, there is an enormous miscommunication over who should be given voice. Alan seemed to feel that his voice should come first,” says Claire Quigley, who was a graphic designer at the company until the firing.“The strongest way to be an ally would be to NOT profit from feminism or survivors of sexual assault,” says Grogan.