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“If I could police every other social platform in the world, I would.”Bumble’s policy is likely to meet with “significant backlash” from certain users and could even spawn niche dating apps for firearms aficionados, said Sarah Roberts, an assistant professor of information studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
(Some matchmaking services for gun advocates already exist.)“It’s an interesting demonstration of the ways in which apps and social media platforms both reflect and are sensitive to cultural change and serve as a cultural barometer but can also codify what is acceptable behavior,” she said.
Domestic violence survivors are often portrayed in pop culture as beaten and battered women in low socioeconomic standing. The reality is that intimate partner violence doesn't have a "face," because it can happen to anyone — your neighbor, your best friend, your coworker, your sibling, and so on.
These numbers only tell part of the story, and every survivor's experience is different.
Source: The CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey."Intimate partner violence" is defined as any physical or sexual violence, stalking, and psychological aggression by a current or former intimate partner.
And a "partner" can be a boyfriend or girlfriend, dating partner, sexual partner, or spouse — and it doesn't have to be someone that you were sexually intimate with.
But following a string of mass shootings and nationwide calls for gun control in recent weeks, Bumble is setting plans in motion to ban images of firearms for its nearly 30 million users.
The company joins a long list of businesses that have cut ties with the National Rifle Association or sought to clarify their relationship with the industry since a deadly shooting in Florida last month.