New favorite Instagram: Feminist_Tinder

55db2592170000430156851bI’m definitely swiping right on Feminist_Tinder, a new Instagram account where one woman is documenting what it’s like navigating Tinder as a feminist. Laura Nowak just added the line “hello i am a feminist” to her profile, and the guys do the rest. 

Of course, including something about feminism in your online dating profile is also just a solid litmus test to weed out people you wouldn’t want to date/hookup with anyway. I mention that I’m a feminist blogger on my Tinder profile, and it hasn’t provoked many sexist responses, but then agin, I’m a terrible Tinderer, sporadic and selective. (Before you despair too much, Nowak’s received some positive responses too.)

What’s best about Feminist_Tinder is Nowak’s responses to the guys who message her. She offers sharp, often hilarious comebacks to their misconceptions and misguided ideas — about not just feminism but also sex, dating, and the sexist double standards that it never ceases to amaze me are still so rampant out there.



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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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