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App Called Lulu That Lets Women Objectify Men , And Men Aren't Allowed

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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:42 PM
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Apparently, we have a new app for women that connects to your facebook to pull out all male contacts and allows you to rate them. Not only is it "rating" the men its also hashtagging them with random adjectives. As a man this disgusts me, we already have a 100,000 women using this app. You cannot even opt out without emailing them. Anyone else thinks this is application is sexist at best and total misandry at worst..?




Female users can critique everyone from platonic guy friends to hookups and former boyfriends. You rate their best and worst qualities, which can be as innocuous as #Doesn'tAskQuestions or #Meh to as spiteful as #TotalF**kingD**khead. It's paradise for someone who takes pleasure in trashing former flings, especially since all reviews are anonymous and there's absolutely no accountability. So is this the woman's response to years upon years of objectification and chauvinists? I sure hope not.

www.policymic.com...




Honestly, we're more in the camp of "just go out with a dude if you want to and make your own judgments -- no need to blast your thoughts to everyone," but since Lulu exists, we thought that we'd make a few suggestions. Here are 20 hashtags Chong should consider for her "Yelp for Men": Some Negatives... #RefersToFriendsAsBros #SweatsALot #Bigoted #DoesntLikeDessert #TextsTooMuch #Disappears #WeirdDirtyTalk #GodComplex #BragsAboutAlcoholConsumption #HatesBrunch

www.huffingtonpost.com...

www.businessinsider.com...

Some people petitioning to close the app-
www.change.org...
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edit on 14-6-2013 by an0nThinker because: Fixing title




posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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Did you get rated down or something?

Seriosuly though I think you are being a little over sensitive, I also would like to ask why you use Facebook in the first place?



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:51 PM
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So what.
Men have been this sort of thing for years in bathroom stalls.

If someone has a problem with me that's their problem not mine.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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If a man didn't give consent for his name to be used in this app and his name being bashed goes "viral" with-in his "circle of friends" , since it's public domain can this considered slander? I hope so. Then people should have recourse against the person using the app and the app creator him/herself for punitive damages.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:57 PM
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I'm sorry to hear about this. It's rude and potentially hurtful.

Now imagine if situations were reversed, and men were rating women with this app. Pretty sure there'd be some anger....



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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reply to post by an0nThinker
 


this is a non issue

2nd



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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I didn't get rated down. The only reason that I am on facebook is because I know some people from high school, college and don't want to lose contact. Neither have I posted something on my wall ever. And instead of attacking me can you please comment about the topic or not comment at all? No guy is opting in, this is just random slander. Infact its almost impossible to opt out since no guy can know if he is on it. This is not like hot or not where kids post some random picture for the internet to judge..
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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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That is an interesting angle. Hard to prove, but the potential liability alone, should worry the app makers.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:05 PM
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Have you ever heard of porn? I think that objectifies women slightly more than this APP objectifies men. Let's see which is more popular..

For the record, I'd never use this app, but calling it sexist is like the pot calling the kettle black.

The slander twist is interesting. However, it is anyone's choice to put their personal information on facebook. Once it's there, they can't get all that upset if people use it



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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I reckon insurance companies are having the last laugh here. They're probably rating everyone of FaceAche.

Ratings:
#DontF*ckingInsureHim
#ChargeHerPremium
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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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But how many men are called "Lulu"?
And why would only men with that name be objectified?
If it was "an app called Lulu that lets women objectify men", that would be a different matter.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:26 PM
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I agree with the OP.

It doesnt matter if you have a FB account or not, you holier than thou trolls... No matter what social tool you use, you shouldn't be left open to public slander in any shape or form. Anyone ever get anything from those girls that commited suicide because of bullying? How many male teens will it take to do the same before people wake up... or do you think that boys dont do that, it's only a girl thing...?

People make me sick in general because of the "well you shouldn't be there.. do that... have that..." attitude. Just because you dont use a social tool doesnt mean that it's right in how it's being abused.

I use FB for my family and I could give a rats ass about what other people think about whether or not I use it. Stealing my information is wrong, slander is wrong, and none of it should let my rights as a free man get pushed aside just because I use it. This wasn't happening when FB first came out. At least not publicly.

Furthermore... Anyone who claims to always read the disclaimers on everything is full of $#!~^. No one has that amount of time in their life to do so with every single thing that has a disclaimer. If you did, you wouldn't have time for anything, much less sleeping and eating. What this country does today, what the big biz, big money and the gov gets away with these days is sickening and there isn't one single political big wig doing a damn thing about it.



OP.. That's not all. I was reading an article days ago how people who are putting up and responding to personal ads are getting their pictures unknowingly added to a site that claims them having one night stands, listed as a predator and what not... then the site emails the victim and tells them they have to pay $$$ to be removed from the site. When victims file complaint to the ISP/Host, the site simply moves to another host and continues with it's database of "perverts" using the pictures and information provided by the original poster on the personal/dating side. They add their emails and even phone information because the site originaly acts like a curious responder and asks for more information. The duped victim ends up paying hundreds of dollars to be removed or go through hell trying to get their info removed.

This is our sick world... and the lack of officials that will do anything to help.
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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:26 PM
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I don't understand why people use Facebook. :shk: Putting your information out there means someone is going to mess with it. Let the buyer (or user) beware.

It's not like this is a new idea. I would think men would understand completely, since they have been objectifying women for centuries.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:39 PM
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So you are saying that some random post on a bathroom stall in highschool that says something like "Brittany sux" is the same as this app? The app is pulling out information without your consent and encourages random slander.

And as for porn that headorheart lists, do these women consent to be on camera? do they get paid? We are not even arguing the same thing. Your equating invasion on privacy, random internet slander that causes depression, suicides with women do porn, well so do men, gay men, lesbians..
I suggest both of you read this-
en.wikipedia.org...

From 1:00 onwards



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:43 PM
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Who cares, only little girls or old ladies who want to be little girls have a facebook any way.
Why would I want to have a webpage where I could share my secrets on the web?
Just silly...



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:49 PM
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Here's the guy's version:
www.getalphanow.com...


Alpha is the first ever mobile app that allows guys to anonymously share their experiences with girls. Join the brotherhood today!



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I don't understand why people use Facebook. :shk: Putting your information out there means someone is going to mess with it. Let the buyer (or user) beware.

It's not like this is a new idea. I would think men would understand completely, since they have been objectifying women for centuries.


BS my account is closed to the public. It's only "out there" if you choose it to be. ...and in having my account closed to the public, no 3rd party tool should grant any access other than the one I grant personaly to those I give a key to even see what I do on my account.

FB is not as general as you label it to be.

I bet you all would think differently if the next traffic ticket you get or had gotten is listed in every news paper on the front page every single day of your life... Or to go a step further... Every time you forget to use your blinker, they police places a bright yellow sticker on the side on the back of your car that says "This idiot cant use a turn signal" permanently, never to come off... and when you buy another car, it has to transfer onto the new car.

How about every single mistake you made in life, tattooed on your forehead. That would be lovely.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 06:39 PM
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Personal opinions aren't slander, it's called the first amendment. This app is a non-issue. The sites hotornot and peopleofwalmart have been around forever, no one makes this big of an issue about it. Hell when you get arrested there are newspapers dedicated to printing your mugshot and charges, no need for a conviction just arrest. If you're that sensitive you can't handle some criticism from the opposite sex lock yourself in your house and stay off the internet.

This really isn't a big deal at all. Maybe if you aren't a total douche to your dates you won't get down voted.

And to the person saying porn objectifies women, I bet you didn't know some of the biggest directors and producers in the industry are, wait for it, WOMEN.

ETA: not to mention female pornstars make thousands to tens of thousands of dollars per scene while males are lucky if they make a thousand per scene. Average male pornstar pay is $200-500 per scene while average female pay is $2500-5000 and the big names get upwards of $20,000 for a single thirty minute to one hour scene.
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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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So let's use this tool against them. Download the app. If you get in a relationship with a woman check to see if she uses the app. Dump her if she does. Same for you ladies, dump any douchebag that goes around rating his ex girlfriends and flings.

You could also create some fake facebook profiles with some cuties. "Domo1 is a sexual Tyrannosaur! #Amazing #Ruinedmeforallothermen". Then again we all know nobody lies on the internet.

I think it's certainly in poor taste to use something like this, but personal opinions aren't slander. I don't think there is anything that legally bars someone from posting a picture of a person and writing there opinions on a blog etc. This is just automating it.

Seriously if you have Facebook and are worried about it get the app and check to see who's talking about you and call them out. Or bribe them to make you into a super stud.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 07:22 PM
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Problem is the app is entirely anonymous. So you can't see who's using it. I really don't give two flying dookies who has something to say about me. I'm just not that sensitive. I'm comfortable enough with who I am to not care what other's think of me.



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