The apparent irony of ‘What the Flip? ’ is that Grindr, by its nature

The apparent irony of ‘What the Flip? ’ is that Grindr, by its nature

Encourages its users to divide the planet into those people who are and the ones who aren’t viable intimate items according to crude markers of identification – to think with regards to sexual ‘deal-breakers’ and ‘requirements’. In that way, Grindr merely deepens the discriminatory grooves along which our intimate desires currently move. But online dating sites – and particularly the abstracted interfaces of Tinder and Grindr, which distil attraction down seriously to the necessities: face, height, fat, age, competition, witty tagline – has arguably taken what’s worst in regards to the present state of sex and institutionalised it on our displays.

A presupposition of ‘What the Flip? ’ is that it is a peculiarly homosexual issue: that the homosexual male community is simply too shallow, too body-fascist, too judgy.

The homosexual guys during my life state this kind of thing on a regular basis; all of them feel bad about this, perpetrators and victims alike (most see themselves as both). I’m unconvinced. Can we imagine predominantly right dating apps like OKCupid or Tinder producing a internet show that encouraged the‘community that is straight to confront its intimate racism or fatphobia? If it is a prospect that is unlikely and I also believe that it is, it is barely because straight people aren’t human body fascists or intimate racists. Continue reading “The apparent irony of ‘What the Flip? ’ is that Grindr, by its nature”