This is news to me, but apparently telling a girl to smile is sexist. Which means telling a man to cheer up is just male privilege. I think. Anyway, there’s an entire Tumblr page for “stop telling women to smile” and apparently this…
While telling women to “calm down” is problematic, so is demanding that they smile. Many a woman has heard this when she dares to appear emotionless or, perish the thought, angry or upset. Maybe she’s walking down the street, sitting on the subway, or simply concentrating on any given routine activity — whatever it is, if a woman is doing it without smiling, she’s apparently failing to live up to her feminine duty to pleasantly please all who encounter her.
Side note: God forbid men wanting women to be happy. Can men do nothing right? End side note.
Apparently Apple never got this memo. Perhaps they were too busy updating the iPhone to make it easier for SJWs and their close cousins, the SAWMs (self-absorbed wannabe models) to take and post duck-faced and smiling selfies to Instagram. Oh Apple, get your priorities straight. What would Steve Jobs say?
Yesterday, while rolling out all of their new shiny things, Apple gave a demonstration where a demonstrator Photoshopped a smile onto a picture of a woman. Based on the social media reaction, what Apple should’ve done instead was Photoshop Cecil the Lion back to life.
You may have been too busy being a grown up yesterday to care, but don’t worry. Twitter has you covered…
Did he really just force-Photoshop a woman to smile more at this Apple event? THAT was the best example of image editing…? Nice one.
— Emily Combs (@emily__combs) September 9, 2015
The Apple keynote or: if you can’t get a woman to talk on stage, you can at least photoshop one live ?
— Monica Dinosaurescu (@notwaldorf) September 9, 2015
So, the only woman on stage at the Apple Event so far has been a man showing how to Photoshop a woman’s smile. Mmmmkkkkk.
— Biz Carson (@bizcarson) September 9, 2015
After all the stick Apple get about women & they choose to PHOTOSHOP A WOMAN’S FACE. I cannot. #AppleEvent
— Guardian Tech (@guardiantech) September 9, 2015
Oh, and it was apparently racist too.
Why is race a factor here? ‘White tech dude says woman should smile’: Apple accused of sexism in presentation http://t.co/f5SuUM3tbJ
— theGrump (@grumpiergrump) September 10, 2015
I agree with one of the tweets because I can’t even either.
Just for an entirely different reason.