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The Daily Recap - Monday 22nd August 2022

Your daily dose of news stories in the world of intersectional feminism.



An Anti-Pronouns Conservative-Only Dating App Is Set To Launch Next Month


Three former Trump White House staffers have created an invite only, conservative-only dating app called 'The Right Stuff.'


The app is aimed at right-wing "ladies and gentlemen," and was created in reaction to "other dating apps" becoming "woke."


"Quit swiping, scrolling and trolling the wrong people," the app's website states, "connect with people who aren’t offended by everything."



Pronouns are deemed as "unnecessary" on the app, and according to the founders only heterosexual people can use the dating service.


“It’s an important, underserved market - liberals own the education, media corporations, and we can’t let them control our personal relationships,” says app co-founder John McEntee, "The Right Stuff has not really been done before."


Despite claiming 'The Right Stuff' is the first of its kind for rightwing people, numerous conservative-only dating apps including Donald Daters, TrumpSingles and Righter have already been launched.


Unsurprisingly all have since failed and evidently no longer exist in the apps store.


 

Andrew Tate Claims He's Donated Millions of Dollars To Women's Charities


The internet's most hated man, Andrew Tate, claims his sexist comments have been taken out of context.


In an interview with LADbible, he says he was simply "playing a comedic character."


"It is very unfortunate that old videos of me, where I was playing a comedic character, have been taken out of context and amplified to the point where people believe absolutely false narratives about me," says Tate.


Andrew Tate was recently banned from Instagram and Facebook. Source: Guardian

Tate claims he could not possibly be "anti-women" as he's apparently donated millions to women's charities.


"In the last two weeks I dedicated over one million dollars to charities supporting women," he claims, "I posted this on Instagram, but Instagram ignored it - internet sensationalism has purported the idea that I'm anti-women when nothing could be further from the truth.”

Despite being charged of sexual assault and accused of human trafficking, Tate still claims he's a "fantastic role model for all people, both male and female."

 

Saudi Woman Sentenced to 34 Years In Prison For Using Twitter


34-year-old Salma al-Shehab has been sentenced to prison for simply following women's rights activists on Twitter and retweeting their posts.


The PhD university student was visiting her husband and children in Saudi Arabia when police detained her in early 2021.


For 9 months she endured daily questioning before going to trial and was not allowed to hire a lawyer throughout the strenuous investigation stage.


Shehab was initially sentenced to six years in prison, however, the courts have since extended her sentence, claiming she was assisting "those who seek to cause public unrest and destabilise civil and national security."


Salma al-Shehab is first woman to be sentenced for tweeting. Source: NewsTimes

Shehab's did not have a large social media presence and wasn't a leading Saudi activist, yet she has been handed the longest known sentence given to a women’s rights defender in Saudi Arabia.


The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCDH) has condemned Shehab's sentence, noting activists in Saudi Arabia continue to be subjected to unfair trials, arbitrary sentences and even "severe torture."


"GCHR believes that this ruling, which does not serve justice, is in reality a message of threats and intimidation, sent by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is in control of the country now, to all Internet activists that this will be the fate of everyone who uses social media," as stated by the GCHR, "expressing in a civilised and peaceful way one’s views that support human rights in the country, and defending the innocent prisoners of opinion who are crowded in prisons, will be heavily punished."


 

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