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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 an 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. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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