THE GUARDIAN - Oct 9 - Tinder has recently launched a new anti-harassment feature, but virtual eye rolls and martini throws may not be the best way to combat abuse. The feature is called Reactions and it is a selection of animated responses only available to female users, allowing them to throw a virtual martini in the face of a user who is bothering them, or send a sarcastic eye roll. It is part of the company's Menprovement initiative, launched with a video featuring US comedian Whitney Cummings, in which the company's female employees decide that "calling out douchebags should be easy and fun". But encouraging women to engage in conversation with the "douchebags" might not be a good idea. "As soon as you create a response to harassment through things like emojis or gifs, you almost end up lessening the severity of it," says Louise Troen, global brand director of Bumble.