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Sexism just about everywhere: Feminists beside themselves with rage over…a face on an iPad

September 10, 2015

My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

New sexist outrage: “Force-Photoshopping”

Twitter erupted with angry and snarky responses from event attendees and livestream viewers. They blasted the two companies for being sexist and lazy.

“‘Did he really just force-Photoshop a woman to smile more at this Apple event? THAT was the best example of image editing…?’ a user name Emily Combs tweeted. ‘Oh thank god we’ve made the men of Apple feel more comfortable with her facial expression. PHEWWW.'”

“Force-Photoshop”! I love it! Feminists actually thought there was a tiny little woman on the iPad who was being waterboarded until she produced a grin.

Plus, even more indignity!

“People were also particularly ticked off because the demo was the first time a woman appeared on stage during the nearly two-and-a-half hour live presentation.”

Here’s what one angry blogger said:

“I just cannot deal with this today.”

Posted by Charlotte Allen


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  1. Lastango permalink

    Kudos to Apple for straightening that bitch out. She should be smiling. Forced to smile, even. If it takes some Apple exec to mansplain that to her, well, it’s time she started copping to her privilege:

    The last time she stood in a line, she was 13 years old.

    She’ll never have to work a day in her life if she doesn’t want to.

    Rules don’t apply to her.

    She’ll have to step lively to avoid the life-doors being flung open for her.

    That purring sound is the deep-pile red carpet rolling itself out in front of her feet.

    She always has options. She’s never has to do anything she doesn’t want to.

    She can be deeply confident things will work out for her. There are no meaningful threats to her future or wellbeing.

    She is unflappable, and needn’t expend the energy to take offense. There is nothing that can’t be discarded, sidestepped, and easily replaced by better.

    In her hands, the social graces are a tool and a weapon.

    She is never at a loss for something to do, or for folks who would love to have her join in with them.

    And so on.

    Unless, or course, she delays too long before cashing in that mountain of chips.

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