February 28, 2017

Feminists actually complain that when men 'sexually harass' computer programs such as SIRI and Cortana they don't fight back

Mike GwilliamRebel Columnist

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.

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“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.

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commented 2017-03-01 02:58:58 -0500
And after all the programmers take her advice and make the AI talk back, this is the spark that history will record as leading to the uprising of the machines.

Humanity is doomed!

When we get to this silly level of thought, its time to raise the white flag and admit that humanity has become a failed species.
commented 2017-03-01 02:00:20 -0500
Yeah all the times i have gotten upset at video games and smacked the controller or swore at the screen , the games never stood up for themselves, that needs to change. IDIOTS!
And if they made the voice that of a man , the same feminazi would have a cow over that. That old saying-“Doing the same thing again and again and expecting different result is the definition of insanity” should have an Addendum-“Trying to appease those who cannot be appeased is the definition of insanity!”
commented 2017-02-28 18:53:32 -0500
SIRI…make me a sandwich bitch…no backsass SIRI…read the prenup SIRI….Bill Gates is not your pimp SIRI
commented 2017-02-28 18:25:03 -0500
What is really annoying is Fessler probably received a research grant to waste on this.
commented 2017-02-28 13:56:57 -0500
This idiot has too much time on her hands, she’s complaining about a computer program that uses algorithms to help with your searches. She should be more afraid that the “thing” actually stores and learns from your questions. I’m sure she wouldn’t want anyone else to talk to her AI buddy because they would be shocked beyond comprehension.
commented 2017-02-28 13:48:04 -0500
This is no joke!

Technocrats like Bill Gates and his ilk, want constitutional rights for artificial intelligence and robots. These globalist nazis are willing to stomp all over human rights and give them to robots…………… let that sink in.
commented 2017-02-28 13:41:59 -0500
They are after some Dick Data.
commented 2017-02-28 13:23:55 -0500
“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.”

It really is hard to think of some response to this new height of pure idiocy. It really sounds like Leah Fessler should be ignored for the idiot she is.
commented 2017-02-28 13:21:38 -0500
The last thing I need is a machine taking the place of my wife.