What Happened When This Woman Included 'Feminist' on Her Tinder Profile
What Happened When This Woman Included 'Feminist' on Her Tinder Profile
By Alanna Vagianos / huffingtonpost.com
Oct 29, 2015

No matter which way you swipe, misogyny comes from all angles on Tinder.

The Instagram account Feminist_Tinder is bringing these dudes into the limelight by highlighting the sexist messages one woman received when she put "feminist" in her Tinder bio. 

Created by Laura Nowak, the account includes screen shots of different conversations Nowak has with men on Tinder and their reactions to her "feminist" About section. Nowak's quippy and smart retorts make the account educational and entertaining.

Nowak told The Huffington Post she wanted to "learn what it meant to navigate tinder as a feminist." 

 
"As feminists, we hear all the time that we've already 'reached equality,'" Nowak said. "And I think that publishing these conversations proves that, at least as far as dating goes, we definitely haven't."
 
The Instagram account definitely hit a nerve, amassing over 21,000 followers. The messages highlighted on the account range from curious to blatantly sexist and threatening.
 
Nowak received one message that read: "Why are you on Tinder if you're a feminist?" Her response? Perfection: "Why are you suggesting that casual sex and respect for women are mutually exclusive?"
 
"I think it's important to talk about these perspectives on feminism and highlight that misogynistic double standards are rampant and active in our culture," Nowak told HuffPost.  
 
We couldn't agree more. Scroll below to see some of the terrible messages Nowak receives on Tinder and her hilarious, praise-worthy responses. 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

Keep on fighting the good feminist fight, Laura. 

Head over to Instagram to check out more of Nowak's awesome feminist comebacks. 

4.4 ·
3
Trending Today
What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic
Asam Ahmad4,053 views today ·
Pentagon Study Declares American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’
Nafeez Ahmed3,973 views today ·
Was The Soviet Union Really a Socialist Country? Noam Chomsky Dispels This Propaganda In 1 Minute
1 min2,979 views today ·
On the Wildness of Children: The Revolution Will Not Take Place In The Classroom
Carol Black2,700 views today ·
When We Judge a Person Harshly With a Label or Dismissal, We Kill the Human Being Inside of Them
Tim Hjersted1,922 views today ·
John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into a Comic Strip
John Lennon. Art by Pablo Stanley832 views today ·
On Left Activism: Breaking Up Is Easy, but Sticking Together? That's the Real Test of One's Ideals
A. E. Elliott774 views today ·
Joanna Macy on How to Prepare Internally for WHATEVER Comes Next
Joanna Macy681 views today ·
ENOUGHNESS: Restoring Balance to the Economy in the Most Awesome Way Ever
5 min673 views today ·
Load More
What's Next
Anita Sarkeesian: "What I Couldn't Say"
5 min
25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male
5 min
475 (2013)
63 min
Like us on Facebook?
What Happened When This Woman Included 'Feminist' on Her Tinder Profile