DM – A new app which has been described as a ‘Yelp for guys’ has drawn criticism for being ‘shallow’ and ‘ridiculous’. The Smartphone program allows women to write and read anonymous reviews about the people they date – but men, unsurprisingly, are less than amused. Lulu, which launched in the U.S. this week, asks female users to describe men using hashtags such as #HandyMan and #CheaperThanABigMac. They also answer multiple choice questions which are then converted into scores out of ten. Critics have been vocal in their opinions: one commentator on Kernel wrote: ‘If I tried to do something like this for men to review women, I’d have a billion fire-breathing feminists down my neck quicker than I can say Germaine Greer.’ Another disgruntled reviewer took to Lulu’s iTunes preview to write: ‘Everyone deserves a new start with every relationship and this app keeps that from happening.’ And another critic wrote: ‘This is such a shallow app. I’m sure girls will think its entertaining until they’re constantly obsessing about their rating and what guys are saying about them on their lulu app. It’s a sneaky and shallow way to gossip about people.’
You really gotta love chicks. They get away with so much shit that would get guys crucified if they tried it. I mean if this app comes out but instead lets guys rate girls, oh boy would there be trouble. Cries of sexism and “women aren’t objects” would be flying across the internet. All sorts of feminists up in arms, strapping on their war dildos and doing battle with the evil male creators of this thing. But nah, it’s for chicks, so all you get is a few people calling it shallow and moving on. And here’s the thing: I’m all for it. I think it’s a great idea. I want to be rated and ranked and gossiped about. I want to be an object. Go ahead girls, review every aspect of me on an iPhone app, I’ll love it. I’ll read my reviews every day. I think almost every single guy would like nothing more than a constantly updating profile on himself. No joke someone get this and rank me right now. I’m an internet writer and crave attention. Grade me! GRADE ME!
But seriously though, this is the type of stuff that will always keep men and women from being equal. Girls get away with this shit, guys get vilified for it. Sure it’s just a stupid little iPhone app, but it’s a ripple of the bigger picture. The pendulum has swung so far to the women’s side that now we’re supposed to support them in anything they do, even if they’re doing something that guys aren’t allowed to.
PS – Love how girls put “Gone By Morning” under worst traits when all guys would definitely put that under best traits. And if you don’t think I’d have #GrillMaster in my profile then you’ve never seen me with meat and fire.