Rachel, 18, Canadian. I love stories. I post art; a wide range of fandoms (Joss Whedon, Aaron Sorkin, Marvel, GoT, LotR, HP...); cute animals; cynical text; beautiful pictures; and random weird shit. Enjoy! =)
Today in my linguistics class we watched the final episode of “Do you speak American?” There is a segment in it where they talk about how BMW chose the voice for its voice activated computer system. The first cars they released had a female voice, but BMW had to recall them almost instantly because men couldn’t handle being told what to do by a woman. The voice they use now is male, but younger and not too masculine-sounding, so as not to sound threatening to male customers.
Apparently male egos are so fragile that they can be threatened by a car GPS system. But of course women are okay with being told what to do by a man, because society has programmed us to think of that as normal.
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"Apparently male egos are so fragile that they can be threatened by a car GPS system"
*Masculine computerized voice*: Turn right at First Street.
Dudebro: Wait, did that machine just tell me what to do? DID THIS FUCKING F****T-ASS COMPUTER JUST TELL ME WHERE TO TURN?? Nah, man, I RULE THE ROAD! This is MY fucking car! Stand back babe, I gotta defend your honor. Tell me where to turn again, you little shit! Come at me bro! COME AT ME, BRO!!
white girls can’t wear bindis because in sixth grade one time i was dropped off at school by my aunt who was wearing a bindi at the time and some girl’s mom whispered to her friend how she would never let her daughter play with me because my family had probably been happy about 9/11 and then four years later that daughter showed up to school wearing a bindi as part of her “”“boho”“” look
sansa stark flips over a table shouting my how the tables have turned, grabs the grey wind head and jet packs into the sky