#GoodRead | This App Stops Women From Writing These Power-Stealing Words

 by Bill Branson [public domain],  via Wikimedia Commons

by Bill Branson [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"This App Stops Women From Writing These Power-Stealing Words":

Once downloaded, Just Not Sorry highlights these terms ["just," "sorry," "I think," or "does that make sense"] with a pop-up window offering insight into why that "just" weakens your argument. It serves as a spellcheck of sorts for empowering words. More than 5,000 people have already added the extension. 

Read Erin Donnelly's full article at Refinery29 here…

An app that polices women's ways of communicating by text is just what women need, because being trained to behave exactly like men is a giant leap toward equality, right? Oh, wait, it absolutely isn't. What this app potentially does tell women is that males are superior communicators whom we must emulate to stop being inferior.

One woman's way "to sharpen their self-awareness" is another woman's confirmation of the still strong gender bias we need to overthrow.