"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Monday, November 24, 2008

Today in Double Standards: Google and Human Anatomy Edition

Susie Bright:
If you set your Google SafeSearch filter on "strict filtering" and search for clitoris, you get zero returns.

But if you try a Google SafeSearch "strict filtering" search for penis, you get...

33,000,000 returns.

That's because "clitoris" is on Google's list of naughty words which are never, ever "safe."

2 comments:

SLiver of Jade said...

You would think that even if it wasn't considered a "naughty word," then they would include it due to all the "enlarge your penis" crap that no one, let alone a child, should be subjected to. Even if they have a sexist mindset, you'd think that common sense MIGHT be present in someone over there.

Joy said...

Googlearchy :)

I wonder what other words google favors.