Speaking about one of Russell's billboards that recently went up in Utah, the spokeswoman for the NAACP branch said, "If it were some type of a hate group that was putting these billboards up, we would take a closer look at the actual target.Uploading photos to online dating websites causes everybody some level of anxiety, but what if—rather than worrying about how your hair looks in that picture—you worried about how your residual limb looks?For the 20 percent of Americans who have disabilities, this is one of the many challenges they face with online dating.Stephanie Woodward, a 26-year-old lawyer with spina bifida, recently turned to online dating as a fun and cheap way to explore her new city.After fielding questions like those day after day, you begin to feel like the people online are dating your wheelchair, rather than dating you.This relentless disability trolling on dating websites can have a truly toxic effect.
We're not racist in the slightest bit."While some are questioning the businessman's motives, the NAACP of Salt Lake City didn't find anything offensive about a site that is geared toward white people.However, the online reactions from men to photos of her using a wheelchair have been nothing more than a “shitshow,” she says.Woodward chronicles these reactions on her blog “Step Funny Right Now.”Some of the first-time messages she’s received from guys on OKCupid:“…Are you handicapped cause in half the pics your [sic] standing and the others your [sic] not so I’m confused.”“Hello there. ”For people like Woodward who look different than the norm, these kinds of awkward first-liners are a fact of life.All in all, if you're caught in the act of using Gleeden by your boss--or worse, your wife--you can click an "escape" button in the upper right corner of the screen which allows you to instantly switch to any predetermined site that you choose (Google, by default).Whether or not you decide to succumb to temptations by using Gleeden depends on your own personal morals. In this little game of seduction, the bill can escalate quickly.