To puritanical, sex-starved feminist harpies, that must be absolutely bloody terrifying. Well, I’m sorry Linda Thump, or whatever your name is, but you don’t get to police my sex life. I realise that your standard argumentative strategy of “waaaaah, misogyny, harassment” is frustratingly ineffective against charming, witty, handsome, and popular gay men like me, but you’re just going to have to get used it, sweetheart. If I returned to the app one day I might even tell the real truth and put “blacks only.” Does that, according to the These days, I wouldn’t actually write “no whites” on my profile. But I would come up with a formulation to achieve the same effect, like, say, “9 inches and over, and don’t contact me if you can name more than four hockey players.” Social justice warriors sure do tie themselves into knots over all this stuff.
I remember when I moved to Darwin and students in my class, who were barely 13 years old, were making offensive racial remarks about Aboriginal people.
In my experience, people need to be taught from a young age that racism isn't acceptable.” When Mangatjay started public-shaming people on his Facebook page, he started to receive the kind of traction he’d hoped for. Some of them couldn't believe that I, who am light-skinned and consequently privileged in that regard, receive racial abuse at all,” he says.
His experience using the system however, has left him with a few successful dates, but also a realisation that there is a hierarchy in the gay community, just as in wider society.
“The line ‘no rice or spice’ is a common quote on people’s profile description and I'm regularly calling people out on Grindr for promoting these comments.
Alas, that’s a position only some of us actually want.
Maybe the feminists and left-wing crazies have got a point.
Mangatjay, a Yolngu man, has regularly received racial abuse on Grindr and after one too many messages, he started to document just how frequent and harsh the content is.
From users disclosing their racial preference from the get go, to using racism as a way of expressing that they’re ‘not interested’, Mangatjay loaded these anti-social conversations onto his Facebook to show non-Grindr users how common racist dialogue is on gay online platforms. It's disappointing, as you might think that an oppressed group would help lift other marginalised people, yet here we are beating each other down." Mangatjay grew up on Milingimbi, situated in North East Arnhem Land.
Most men simply appreciate it as an efficient way to save time.
Why approach someone who doesn’t want you, if you can be spared the rejection by an upfront disclaimer?
He moved to Darwin when he was a teenager and currently lives in Adelaide.