Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you happen to be in Washington, D.C., she won’t direct you to the Planned Parenthood on 16th St, NW. Instead, she’ll suggest you pay a visit to the 1st Choice Women’s Health Center, an anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Landsdowne, Virginia, or Human Life Services, a CPC in York, Pennsylvania. Ask Google the same question, and you’ll get ads for no less than 7 metro-area abortion clinics, 2 CPCs and a nationwide abortion referral service.
Ask in New York City, and Siri will tell you: ‘I didn’t find any abortion clinics.’
If true, this is extremely important. Not just because of the subject matter but because its important to understand that our access to news and INFORMATION may increasingly be funneled through large companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, who have hidden agendas, policies or biases we don’t know about.
Here’s another, more detailed post that illustrates the failures of this program using actual screencaps. Apparently it has no problem directing you to pharmacies when you need Viagra but it’ll get really snarky if you try to search for female birth control options. Or try to seek help after sexual assault.
You know that feeling, where your heart beat begins to rise slowly till it reverberates in your throat? Your belly buffers, your limbs weaken and your mind aches with anxiety? You know you’re stress is unreasonable but no matter what you tell yourself it won’t leave you be? That feeling.
acosmist - One who believes that nothing exists paralian - A person who lives near the sea aureate - Pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets dwale - To wander about deliriously sabaism - The worship of stars dysphoria - An unwell feeling aubade - A love song which is sung at dawn eumoirous - Happiness due to being honest and wholesome mimp - To speak in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips
“Grocery giant Woolies is the king of the hill: the largest pokie machine venue owner in the country, with more pokie machines than the top five Las Vegas casinos combined!”—Daily Telegraph. November 11, 2011- “Woolworths hits the jackpot with pokies after signing deal with Laundy hotel group”
Go visit willdrawforchange.com and you can buy artwork by myself and other talented artists! 25% of each print sale goes to charity!
That’s $5 to charity and $5 back to the artist!
Or if your a budding artist go visit the Facebook page of the same name and ask Ash how to submit your art to the website!
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”—Steve Jobs (via incurablysensitive)
Heads up people, if I delete you from my Facebook it’s nothing personal, generally its only happens if you don’t reply to my msgs or wall notes and I figure you wont realise or care if I’m no longer a Facebook friend.
Please don’t take Facebook so seriously and send me bitchy whining msgs asking why I’m not your friend anymore, as if you’re some primary school kid who likes melodrama.
How about just saying “hi how are you” and tell me how you are and what you’ve been up to.
Facebook is about actively connecting and keeping in contact with friends, enjoy it, it’s not supposed to be a soap opera.