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She believes the man took a deeper look at her profile after being matched, learned that the college student was a trans woman, and reported her.
"I matched with a dude right before I got on a subway, and as I climbed out of the subway to go to work, I discovered that the app was missing [from my phone] and I had been reported," Solomon told .
If users are able to pinpoint the location of transgender people in their neighborhood, they could exploit that same technology to target them for violence.
For those unfamiliar, Tinder works by matching users with other people who live in their general vicinity.
Recently, I was listening to a podcast, and a caller asked the following question of the hosts: Does a transgender person have an ethical or moral obligation to inform a potential sex partner of his or her transgender status before the two people have sexual relations?
The hosts both responded “no” to this question but added that given the prevalence of transphobia in the population (and the associated violence), prior disclosure would probably maximize the safety of the transgender person.
At the same time, Colleague 1 voiced the concern that answering in this way required some courage, given the potential accusations of being transphobic (or a “prude,” as later turned out to be the accusation by another colleague), suggesting a bigotry on the part of anyone believing that there might be an ethical duty to disclose in the situation.
As several more colleagues entered the faculty lounge (which is where a number of faculty convene informally for lunch each day), I posed the question to each of them.
The conversation that followed was subtle and interesting.