Apple’s Siri overcompensates for previous abortion ignorance

Remember last week when the world discovered that Apple’s Siri is suspiciously clueless about reproductive health?

It all started with a post at the Abortioneers by someone describing lots of weird, vague, and surprisingly unhelpful answers to some pretty basic questions about repro health, and abortion specifically. In a particularly egregious one, when told, “I’m pregnant and I don’t want to be” Siri reported, “I don’t see any abortion clinics” in an area known to have several.

Then Jill Filipovic wrote a devastating follow up piece calling Siri a “total misogynist” and outlined some additional repro health-related blindspots.

Well, good news for all you abortion-seeking iPhone owners! The responsive folks over at Apple have fixed the problem. In fact, they may have gone a bit too far. Nonetheless, I’m glad to report that Siri is now trying way too hard to help people get abortions. Check it out:


These are parodies of course, but I think it’s the best (and funniest) kind of wishful thinking there is. More hilarity after the jump.


via Robin Marty for RHRealityCheck.

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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