This might just be the best way to address Gender Inequality.
In London, two long-time friends Alison Schwartz and Alexandra Chong have an app that helps women anonymously gossip about men. On Lulu, men aren’t allowed in, and women can anonymously rate them without their consent. The men, who are all guys the women know via Facebook, are rated on a scale of one to ten. Their profiles are automatically pulled in when the women they know access Lulu. When rating a man, women are prompted to share how they know him (friend, ex-girlfriend, etc), then asked to check off all the good and bad qualities about the man that apply.
The tone is playful and funny. Quality hashtags include #Big Feet and #One Woman Man for pros, and #Obsessed With His Mom and #Napoleon Complex for cons. The women can see how many people have favorited a profile (people following that man’s profile for real-time updates and alerts), and how many women have viewed the profile.
- Geeks and the Objectification of Women (notthesingularity.com)
- Lulu: Sexist gossip about men you know, anonymously, without their permission. (compylr.com)
- Self-Objectification May Inhibit Women’s Social Activism (psychologicalscience.org)
- Women’s Social Activism May Be Inhibited By Self-Objectification (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Introducing Lulu: Rate-Your-Man App (indiana.uloop.com)
- Does Hip-Hop Objectify Women? (myhoustonmajic.com)
- Dating Feature: Lulu (nouveaudating.com)
- Evaluating the “Rate a Male App” -Lulu (kellerdating.com)