Robots, Sex Swings, and Uncomfortable Men
Is Siri sexist? In this episode, the Dames do a test to see if she is. They also discuss awards given at a squash competition in Spain to its women competitors. As well as, why men managers are starting to feel uncomfortable when dealing with their female employees.
Siri and Alexa are popular robots but are the people building them sexist? The Dames conduct an experiment to see if Siri will answer them in a submissive voice that some argue is a trait that women have. This leads to the question is a gender bias built into the artificial intelligence of these robots?
The Button! Sexist Awards in Spain
This segment focuses on the participants of a squash competition in Spain. The female participants were awarded vibrators, and waxing and callus removal kits. The Dames speculate about what the equivalent prizes for men would have been, maybe a sex swing or shave kit? The squash competition participants argued for the change in the discrimination of women in the sport!
Male Ally: Random Twitter Guy
This man sent out many tweets highlighting gender politics and identity; pointing out that women have more patience than men and created hypotheticals about men enduring the sexism that women have for the past 240 years.
Men Feeling Uncomfortable
The Dames touch on a survey conducted among men managers. In this survey, 60% of the men managers said that they were uncomfortable working around women after prominent men have lost their jobs due to the “Me Too” movement, a 14% increase from the previous year. The Dames agree that men that aren’t getting fired for making off-color jokes, but rather for their actions.
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