"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."


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.