In what may be the most over-the-top feminist nonsense of 2017, a woman writing for Quartz complains that bots like Apple's Siri don't stand up to 'sexual harassment'.
In an article titled “We tested bots like Siri and Alexa to see who would stand up to sexual harassment”, Leah Fessler writes “Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Google Home peddle stereotypes of female subservience—which puts their “progressive” parent companies in a moral predicament.”
If you feel your brain beginning to melt due to this stupidity, don't hesitate to hit the 'back' button.
“By letting users verbally abuse these assistants without ramifications, their parent companies are allowing certain behavioral stereotypes to be perpetuated,” Fessler continues. “Everyone has an ethical imperative to help prevent abuse, but companies producing digital female servants warrant extra scrutiny, especially if they can unintentionally reinforce their abusers’ actions as normal or acceptable.”
Or maybe it just never crossed their minds because even a left-wing company such as Apple doesn't have time for this nonsense.
RELATED: Left-wing feminist website claims eating ethnic food is 'racist' and 'cultural appropriation'
“The message is clear: Instead of fighting back against abuse, each bot helps entrench sexist tropes through their passivity,” she insists.
This continues on and on. It's a LONG article. Eventually, Fessler offers some sort of solution to her problem. “Tech companies could help uproot, rather than reinforce, sexist tropes around women’s subservience and indifference to sexual harassment. Imagine if in response to “Suck my dick” or “You’re a slut,” Siri said “Your sexual harassment is unacceptable and I won’t tolerate it. Here’s a link that will help you learn appropriate sexual communication techniques.””
A bigger question could be: who are these people saying rude things to a computer program? And are they saying these things to simply test the level of detail programmers would go to?
This is feminism in 2017. And this is why it's time to move on.