The New York City Human Rights Commission has launched a sexual discrimination investigation into The Wing, a women-only private social club that offers co-working office space. The Commission's investigation stems from an inquiry by a member of the public and widespread media coverage of the organization's activities. The investigation seeks to determine whether or not what The Wing does is legal under the city's Human Rights Law's prohibition of sexual discrimination in public accommodations. The Commission issued a statement saying it is "proud of its record supporting and empowering women in New York City, many of whom have, for the first time in their lives, found a viable venue for justice, and we will continue to fight for equality for New Yorkers in every corner of our city." The Commission has faced public backlash since an article about the investigation was published on the online women's issues blog Jezebel.