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More on “The Match Percentage Fallacy, or, the influence of rolequeerness on the Predator Alert Tool project”

thebrightobvious: idlnmclean: maymay: […prior discussion truncated…] It deconstructs reified institutions and intuitions by applied and analytical philosophy. Very quick, very informal comment: let’s connect the “social justice as melodrama” concept to game theory. My explication probably will be flawed, so feel free to critique it. Interacting in mainstream society can be thought of as a […]

The Match Percentage Fallacy, or, the influence of rolequeerness on the Predator Alert Tool project

So I wrote this thing pushing back against continual attempts by the rape-supporting scum that is the BDSM and Internet social justice warrior cliques to redefine rolequeer as a subset of traditional BDSM practice, and then idlnmclean used it as a jumping off point to describe rolequeerness using a complex of mathematical and sociological language. […]

Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid now warns of abusive dominants, like Jian Ghomeshi

I am happy to announce that I have just released an update to the Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid, bringing it up to version 0.5.3. This version fixes a few bugs in its auto-update functionality and, importantly, adds new red-flag questions to the default questionnaire in order to help users better protect themselves against predatory […]

The creep checking out your dating profile is a cop who used DMV records to see your home address

Dating on Duty: Officers Accused Of Screening Dates Using Police System: [Court documents] alleged that both [Fairfield Police Officers] Ruiz and Glashoff found women’s profiles had been browsing women on dating websites like Tinder, eHarmony, and Match.com while working at the investigations bureau office of the Fairfield Police Department[. …T]he officers then used a police-issued […]

Believe it or not, Predator Alert Tool isn’t more widely used because, on some level, you think rape is okay.

So here’s an interesting thing. This article about Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid written by a woman in New York City (certainly a progressive city by most feminist standards) discusses rape culture without naming the term, but also contains a bunch of rape apologia of its own. Check out this telling excerpt: Perhaps more importantly, […]

What happened to Predator Alert Tool for FetLife?

This post is a brief update in Q&A form to address the most common questions I’m getting about the Predator Alert Tool for FetLife service disruption. Why can’t I share information about a sexual assault that a FetLife user committed? Due to a deliberate and sustained denial-of-service attack by a FetLife user, the PAT-FetLife reporting […]

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