The days of men courting women and taking them on romantic dates appears to be over. Enough of the tired old mantra of being wooed and treated like a lady; women want to be "liberated." This according to a new app waiting to be approved by the iTunes App Store called "Pure" whose message is "about giving women freedom and choice."
The ultra-liberal Salon.com website profiles this new app, hyping what the application's creators call a society where "women feel constrained by society's stricture to be chaste and monogamous, Pure lets them break the bonds as often or occasionally as they choose." The app was created by two men according to Salon who identify themselves as "pomosexuals" or people who challenge assumptions about gender and sexuality.
They argue that women like "the idea that they could express their sexual desires how they want and without any shame and judgment." Unlike other dating apps where you actually get to know the other person, "Pure" gets right to the point so people can meet up for a hookup.
Apparently, actually talking to someone before you start a physical relationship is too "time consuming" but this app doesn't even want you to have a relationship - just hit it and quit it.
The risk of STD's doesn't come up to the folks at Salon and "Pure" who are promoting random sex with this new app.
But, the CDC estimates that, as of 2008, there were more than 110 million confirmed cases of sexually transmitted infections in the United States, a number that should have the folks at "Pure" very worried. What's even worse, half of all new cases of STI's come from people aged 15-24, the very people "Pure" is targeting.
While the article notes that "women have very legitimate concerns about their safety," Salon distinguishes "Pure" from other apps by arguing that it is trying to "distance itself from competitors similarly interested in female sign-ups by making it explicitly bout sex."
So ladies, if you're worried that men are treating you too respectfully and aren't objectifying your body enough, then "Pure" may be the app for you.