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 Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

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

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