Siri, the built-in voice command feature on the iPhone 4S, can help you find the place you’re looking for, be it the nearest Mexican restaurant, gym, or medical marijuana clinic. Billed as a digital assistant by apple, Siri uses Internet services to look up your request, and provides answers based on your current location. But ask Siri where the nearest abortion clinic is, even if you’re standing right next to one, and she tends to draw a blank.
Disturbingly, the program’s blind spots aren’t limited to abortion, but women’s sexual health issues in general. Need emergency contraception? A rape counselor? Birth control? Users have found that Siri’s answers are similarly useless, despite the fact that a basic web search on the subjects turns up a wealth of information.
Male sexuality suffers no such restrictions. Siri is quite helpful in the search for Viagra, strip clubs and escort services.