Male Startup Founders Think Your Vagina Should Smell Like a Ripe Peach [Updated]

Nitasha Tiku · 11/19/14 08:25PM

When the PayPal cofounder came for your period, I did not speak out enough. So I blame myself, really, for this waste of science. According to Inc. magazine, two male bio-hackers just "previewed plans for a new probiotic supplement that will enable women to change the way their vaginas smell."

It is called it Sweet Peach, which sounds like a C-list rom-com with a similarly retrograde view on the priorities of the contemporary human female. If there was any doubt whether Austen Heinz and Gilad Gome, the duo who presented the peachy probiotics, were trying to enhance the female body or fix it, consider their other olfactory targets:

VC Firm Settles Sickening Sexual Harassment Suit From Female Admins

Nitasha Tiku · 09/24/14 04:50PM

CMEA Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm, has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in March, 2013 by three female executive administrative assistants. The complaint, which is embedded below, alleges "pervasive and severe" sexually and racially charged statements and actions made by former chief operating partner John Haag, including using "Shaniqua" as a derogatory nickname and telling one of the defendants that the other defendant was "fine" and that he would "suck her daddy's dick."

Nitasha Tiku · 09/23/14 05:00PM

Everyone's mad that LookSmart founder Evan Thornley put up a slide at a startup conference saying, "Women: Like Men, Only Cheaper." But that's out of context. His point was that "there's a great arbitrage" in recognizing a women's skills, then paying them less.