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Female Voice Assistants and Tech Addiction

In our February issue, a couple of opinion columns had commenters delving into the psychology behind the tech.

“THE REAL REASON VOICE ASSISTANTS ARE FEMALE (AND WHY IT MATTERS)”

Avoiding terms like she, her, foremothers, and the like can help remind readers that these are machines with audio interfaces. It’s hard not to anthropomorphize them, though. And it is easy to assume the voices are female given the characteristics. (I wonder if the

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