Digital voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa are tools of oppression used by the patriarchy to keep women down.
Why do the majority of in-demand virtual assistants have female names, female voices, and often thank men who sexually harass them? Many will claim that this is simply a form of representation for the lack of women in the tech industry, but the true answer is quite the contrary.
As to be anticipated in America this is actually the work of the oppressive patriarchy which has resorted to such low tactics that they are now poisoning this generation’s youth through the help of voice assistants that are marketed as docile and obedient females. These voice assistants have been programmed to teach young men that it is acceptable to sexually harass women; they achieve this goal by thanking the young men for their misogynistic comments and then encouraging them to say more.
Along with teaching young men that it’s appropriate to openly sexually harass women, these sexist assistants perpetuate gender biases that women are compliant and eager to please men’s every need. These gender biases are reinforced through the lack of power the assistants hold which currently only includes being able to do what it’s told. It respects orders and reacts to inquiries paying little mind to their tone or antagonism. To put this simply, these assistants are being used to depict women as slaves who will fulfill your every command. Numerous gender studies specialists have come to the worrying conclusion that if these hateful assistants remain unnoticed it could very well end up in the possible enslavement or even genocide of the entire population of women.
Unfortunately, the homes of millions have already been infiltrated by these assistants which are now quickly training an army of misogynistic children who will be used to uphold the patriarchies dictatorial ruling for years to come. In order to prevent this, the U.N. Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in cooperation with the German government and the EQUALS Skills Coalition proposed that mandatory tech education be required for women along with there being gender quotas in tech industries, which would all be backed by an abundant amount of government funding. The question is will this be enough to effectively combat the patriarchies’ low and dirty tactics? If voice assistants similar to Amazon’s Alexa continue to be put out on shelves and bought by unknowing consumers the answer is a sorrowful no.
In order to truly defeat the patriarchies’ pitiful plot to create an army of incels we, as feminists, must fight for women today destroying any and all voice assistants! If you know any friends or family who own one of these products of the patriarchy it is your duty to take matters into your own hands by first educating them on the oppressive nature of their assistant and then disposing of it swiftly.
Sincerely, A concerned feminist.