NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Friday, November 13, 2015, 10:20 AM
“Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead announced Hinder in a Steve Jobs-like presentation earlier this fall.
Swipe left for reproductive rights.
A new Tinder parody created by “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is helping pro-Choice voters avoid hooking up with anti-abortion politicians.
It’s called Hinder.
“It’s like a hook-up app, but it focuses on all the sexist a–holes tirelessly fighting to crawl up in your vagina,” Winstead said when she introduced the game in a Steve Jobs-like presentation this fall.
Spoiler alert: none of 100-plus right-wingers whose profile photos pop up support women’s reproductive rights strongly enough to pass the Hinder litmus test. If you swipe left — which, just as on Tinder, means you’re unattracted to the person — the app reveals that your creeped out instincts are solid. If you swipe right to suggest that you’re intrigued, the app snarks on you for picking such a “bats—” potential mate.
Users can download Hinder through Apple’s App Store or Google Play, or visit gethinder.com/app to click through profiles of politicians on their computers.
New York pols include Donald Trump, whose profile includes his misogynistic rant against Megyn Kelly: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
If you swipe left on Trump, the app praises your disgust for the candidate and proclaims: “I’m building a wall around my uterus to keep this a–hole out.”
If users swipe right to show support for The Donald, the app jokes, “It’s a match!” before inviting the user to donate to the Lady Parts Justice feminist advocacy site to “rescue your reputation.”
The app markets itself as a tool, “that helps you keep track of all the unhinged anti-abortion zealots right in the palm of your hand!” One such “zealot” is former New York Gov. George Pataki: “You know he sucks. Make sure all your friends do,” Hinder says above a button that allows for easy sharing of Twitter or Facebook. Pataki is one of the few GOP candidates who is pro-Choice, though an “information” button reveals that he once voted to block sale of the so-called morning-after pill.
The app succeeds in “combining the sensibility of ‘The Daily Show,’ the accessibility of Facebook and the creepiness of Tinder to create a political douchebag informational hub that you can carry with you right here, wherever you go,” Winstead said.
Apple initially blocked Hinder, saying it violated the company’s rule against “defamatory, offensive (or) mean-spirited” apps. But the company later relented thanks to a loophole for “professional political satirists and humorists.”