The irony that is obvious ofWhat the Flip? ’ is that Grindr, by its nature

The irony that is obvious ofWhat the Flip? ’ is that Grindr, by its nature

Encourages its users to divide the planet into those who find themselves and the ones who’re maybe not viable objects that are sexual to crude markers of identification – to think when it comes 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 requirements: face, height, fat, age, race, witty tagline – has perhaps taken what exactly is worst concerning the present state of sex and institutionalised it on our screens.

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

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