Recently I saw an this for women’s rights, put out by the United Nations. It features a woman in hijab and theoretically what would happen if you began to search for “women need to.” It’s pretty shocking to see that such terrible and strongly worded phrases complete the search. I mean, “women need to be put in their place” is bordering on obnoxious.
So naturally I wanted to know if that would come up when I searched it. So I went to my local Google search to see what would happen….
Which is not even close, honestly. Sure “shut up” could possibly be stretched to a command of discipline, but mostly it just sounds whiny. The advertisement puts out a far more anti-woman message than the reality. And while I understand the effectiveness of shock and awe advertising, when it comes to ending gender inequality, is this really the way to go?
I’m curious what the search engine completes are for other countries. Is this really what pops up in America? Or anywhere? So please, do share!