Yesterday, there were four dating websites that had Predator Alert Tools. Today, there are five:
- Predator Alert Tool for OkCupid
- Predator Alert Tool for FetLife
- Predator Alert Tool for Facebook
- Predator Alert Tool for Lulu
- Predator Alert Tool for Bang With Friends
As before, these tools are inspired by the academic works of David Lisak and Paul Miller, “Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,” 2002, and the academic works of Stephanie K. McWhorter, “Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel,” 2009. See “Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?" for details.
I’ve also just published a brief tutorial explaining how you can make a Predator Alert Tool for any (and every) Facebook app. Because, again, there is no good excuse for not building sexual violence prevention tools into every social network on the Internet.
Also, yes, Facebook is a “dating website.” Not only are there speculations that Mark Zuckerberg initially created Facebook so he would have an easier time picking up girls, everything Facebook does facilitates online dating: finding, meeting, and interacting with new people, comparing common interests or “Likes,” and posting pretty photos of yourself.
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