Tinder (Part III)
Keywords:Re-creation, reflection, reimagine, transformation, authority, agency
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, online dating has become a placeholder for interpersonal connections. Tinder (Part III) is a found poem that uses real interactions to demonstrate some of the ways in which online dating provides a platform for cis men to sexualize and claim authority over feminine and marginalized bodies of strangers. This poem re-creates the overwhelming feelings of powerlessness that these kinds of misogynistic messages evoke in their recipients. It serves to call out these behaviours and provide a space for reflection.
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