A new app developed by comedian Lizz Winstead and her advocacy group Lady Parts Justice shows us exactly what politicians think about women’s reproductive rights.
Hinder, a parody of dating app Tinder, shows pictures of politicians and justices with a fact or quote from them about their stance on abortion, funding for women’s health and other related policies.
Then, mimicking Tinder, users can swipe left if they like what the person says and right if they don’t. If they aren’t sure based on the one fact, there is an info button that gives more information about what the person has said or done in office, as well as a link to an article about that person.
"It's like a hookup app, but it focuses on all the sexist a**holes tirelessly trying to crawl up in your vagina," Winstead said when she unveiled it to a live audience earlier this month.
This is the latest move by Lady Parts Justice, which launched last summer as an informational hub that uses comedy and media to educate women about the decisions their political leaders are making about their reproductive health.
Hinder users may have the option to swipe right on these guys (and ladies), but the creators definitely don’t want you to. When you swipe left, a congratulatory message comes up, encouraging you to share the “creep” and his views on social media.
If you swipe right, the app questions your decision, tells you to donate to Lady Parts Justice and share your wrong beliefs.
Some of the most well-known people on the app include GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina, but there are many that users may not be familiar with. The app asks each user to choose a state so that it can tailor to politicians in that state or region.
The app faced initial rejected from Apple, which said the app violated Rule 14 of its App Store Review Guidelines, which says, “Any App that is defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely to place the targeted individual or group in harm's way will be rejected.”
Yet the same rule has an exemption for “professional political satirists and humorists,” so after some media attention, Apple changed its decision. It’s now available on the App Store and will be available for Androids as well.