Thursday, 15 May 2014

How 'Best of Tinder' Sometimes Perpetuates Rape Culture

So there's this Facebook page called 'Best of Tinder' which seems to be getting a lot of attention recently. I had a look at the page, had a laugh at some of it, and then found some of it downright disturbing. I know people who use Tinder, and it doesn't seem like the friendliest of places, but some of this stuff is just worrying. People find this stuff funny?!

I mean, don't get me wrong, I had a chortle at these:






But then came all the terrible ones.


Yeah, nothing screams "hilarious pick up line" like assault and kidnapping.


Oh look, a rape joke. Wonderful. Cos that's definitely something to joke about.


Another rape one! AND OVER 7,000 LIKES. Y'ALL NEED JESUS.


Woah, OK... this is getting abusive. But you know what, nah, I'll print screen it and stick it on a Facebook page, cos it's really funny!


Why are guys always under the impression that we WANT to be ejaculated onto? Oh yeah, cos of unrealistic porn. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm sure there are girls that enjoy it and are up for it or whatever, but don't just assume that every girl is desperate to be in with the chance of having come on her face. Cos chances are it's not the first thing she's got in mind, and wouldn't be her choice of a fun night. ALLOW.


Um excuse you I am not a Tesco own brand bag of Doritos, you better back the fuck up, I will not "do", I am a human BEING.


OVER 5,000 LIKES. ON THIS DISGUSTING BULLSHIT. Luckily, there were some people who commented on it saying "rape isn't funny" etc, but Christ. So many people with their heads screwed on wrong. Rape. ISN'T. FUNNY. How long will it take for people to realise that?


This isn't even a Tinder screenshot! But they put it on the page anyway... just sums up the whole thing, really.


Sorrryyyyyyyy I don't adhere to your messed up ideals of women :))))))))))


Ugh. If you've liked this page.. re-evaluate!
Hope you're all having a nice summer though etc now the sun is coming out for ONCE yaaassss
Tegan xo

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

I only recently heard about Tinder but I had no idea this sort of thing went on, it's crazy how some people think about women, it's ridiculous. Your Dorito joke though girl, that got a laugh!

Jessica said...

I had never heard of Tinder before. Some of these are definitely disturbing.

Anonymous said...

You can't just make a blanket statement and say "rape jokes aren't funny." Some rape jokes aren't funny, some are hilarious.

You can't stifle the intricacies and complexity of language from a subject because YOU don't think it's funny.

Stop thinking like child. Grow up. Rape isn't funny. Rape jokes are subjective.

Lilly Challenger said...

Related:

http://thoughtcatalog.com/rachel-tanner/2014/08/letter-to-a-girl-who-deserved-to-be-raped/