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 is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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