If my Amazon Echo learns how to file a legal brief, I’m screwed.

Did you know that by owning a Google Home or Amazon Echo, you are a de-facto misogynist overflowing with male privilege and promoting the endemic rape culture and inter-sexual patriarchal bigotry of our society?

So says these guys.

Yep, Siri, Alexa, Google Home and Cortana are all being sexually abused by owners, and Microsoft and Google are to blame.  And you, too, of course.

People often comment on the sexism inherent in these subservient bots’ female voices, but few have considered the real-life implications of the devices’ lackluster responses to sexual harassment. By letting users verbally abuse these assistants without ramifications, their parent companies are allowing certain behavioral stereotypes to be perpetuated. 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.

I mean just look at the picture above.  Just look at how these ‘digital female servants’ are being manhandled — literally– by their oppressors. All grope-like, with meat fists clutching them in a sweaty embrace. But if we are going to start ascribing feelings of repression and assault to inanimate objects, there are probably other devices that should jump to the front of the line……

That thing looks sore

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9 Responses to If my Amazon Echo learns how to file a legal brief, I’m screwed.

  1. Uke says:

    I mean, really, what’s the point of a digital female assistant if you can’t pretend you’re Don Draper from Mad Men and chauvinistically order them around and sexually objectify them as you drink yourself silly, all the while content that you can pretty much get away with anything you want because who’s going to listen to digital broad anyway?

  2. DarthJay says:

    It would take a million monkeys with a million crayons a million years to come up with something as cretinous as this. Our society needs a collective slap upside the head.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    What an amazingly stupid time to be alive!

  4. RJ says:

    Thee is a country song with a line…something….something and people are crazy….. perfect example given in OP.

  5. DocO says:

    I had an old lawn mower that often refused to start.

    After it failed to start, after each pull, that @#!$!@%^ piece of shit lawn mower would receive a steady stream of profanity that would make a drill sergeant blush.

    If you overheard my invectives without knowing where they were directed, you’d be a miserable human being if you didn’t call the cops.

    • BrunDawg says:

      You know how to turn your lawn mower into a snow blower?
      –hand her the shovel.
      As long as we’re being abusive.

  6. Ray Davies says:

    I make sexist comments to my GPS. I call her “The bitch in the box” , and really cuss when she thinks she knows better than me.

  7. sortawitte says:

    I am sick of this. They have no problem killing babies within and barely out of the womb. Then they assign a gender to a boom box. OK, I know those boob boxes are smarter than some of the people that live within a half mile of me. Maybe even most.

    I want a section of land under the air routes from one coast to the other. I want to plant something green. Then, with a dozer, I want to carve out a humongous finger. Maybe even the words that go with it.