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on December 4, 2017 in Featured World News

Prof slams OkCupid for privileging ‘white, heterosexual’ men

Toni Airaksinen New York Campus Correspondent @Toni_Airaksinen A Trinity College professor says popular dating site OkCupid “invisibilizes” LGBTQ people through an attractiveness algorithm that favors “white, heterosexual, cisgender, Western males who are able-bodied, healthy, and aged appropriately.” A spokesperson for OkCupid vehemently denied the claim, pointing out that it has 22 gender options and 12 orientations to choose from, and even lets users select up to five descriptions at once. A Trinity College professor recently criticized the popular dating site OKCupid for marginalizing LBGTQ people, a claim that company officials vehemently dispute. In an article for the Journal of...

Toni Airaksinen New York Campus Correspondent @Toni_Airaksinen A Trinity College professor says popular dating site OkCupid “invisibilizes” LGBTQ people through an attractiveness algorithm that favors “white, heterosexual, cisgender, Western males who are able-bodied, healthy, and aged appropriately.” A spokesperson...

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