White Beauty Standards On Social Media

White Beauty Standards On Social Media

Another day, another essay on visible minorities being discriminated against by potential hook-ups on social media.

This one entitled Swiping left to sexual racism in Australia’s gay community . Excerpt below

TRAWLING through a grid of shirtless men on Grindr for sex or companionship has become an omnipresent pastime within the gay community.

Often all that stands between someone online and an evening blowjob are a few salacious messages and a badly-lit nude sent between the sheets.

For some this can be a pleasurable experience, and for others it can simply be a way to pass the time.

However, for queer people of colour who don’t emulate the restrictive [read: white] beauty standards often set on social dating apps, navigating sex online can be a battleground.

A battleground that either renders them invisible or as the object of someone’s fetish, with the line between racism and ‘personal preference’ sparking much contention.

To read more go to Swiping left to sexual racism in Australia’s gay community

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