Good news! Anna Gensler, the artist who has so amusingly ridiculed sexist creeps on Tinder, has gotten a book deal. She’s also created the hashtag #sexytillirejectyou. Well done!
The male response to Gensler’s Insta Grannie Pants campaign has been interesting, and also puzzling. Lots of guys have suggested that explicit sexual come-ons are perfectly appropriate because Tinder was designed to facilitate casual sex. It’s essentially supposed to be the online equivalent of solicitation, but free. And because women, you know, “want the pipe.”
Huh. Because I personally know three serious couples in their 20s who met on Tinder within the last year, I was surprised to learn that people viewed the app exclusively in sexual terms. To be fair, though, each of the couples is a bit sheepish about how they met, implying that they’re afraid others will think they went on Tinder to troll for sex.