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However, a site for plus size dating doesn't have to be about "fetishism," if that's a term one is uncomfortable with.
In much the same way that apps for gay and lesbian individuals like Grindr or Pink Cupid can coexist with Tinder, so too should an app for fat individuals like Woo Plus.
Maybe there'd be no need for Woo Plus, because fat individuals interested in being with someone who appreciates their fat could take to any standard dating site and not risk being told, "Sorry, you're fatter than your pictures," at an IRL meetup.
But as Schools Of Equality — a site dedicated to educating students about all facets of equality — highlights, equality isn't very feasible without equity.
That it would also affect dating doesn't seem unreasonable.
As Thorpe told ASOS in the same interview, "Personally, I am also not a fan of the term BBW — it makes me feel like I am a fetish purely for men and I’m not comfortable with that." Her thoughts on "BBW" aren't uncommon, and they're certainly understandable and valid.And so I cannot help but feel that the problem some folks are having isn't with the over-sexualization of fat people, and specifically fat women.But rather, with the sexualization of a group of people we're not used to being told are, in fact, sexual beings (unless they're being branded as "promiscuous" or "desperate," that is).There's nothing wrong with wanting to use an app that is, in theory, meant for everyone.But there's also nothing wrong with wanting to use an app like Grindr or Woo Plus that's catered to your own sexuality.