#GAReads | We tested bots like Siri and Alexa to see who would stand up to sexual harassment
Women have been made into servants once again. Except this time, they’re digital.
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.
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.