Men and their demeaning language have become normalized, which creates an environment where harassment is not questioned. As a result, eight out of ten women have been sexually harassed. But this can be changed. Research shows that when men are called out on offensive comments, their behavior changes.
The voice-controlled speaker and home assistant, Google Home, will get an update. Wheneverithears degrading comments or words about women, it calls out the comment by saying, “Hey, that’s not cool!”
In addition, Google Home will send a notification to a connected Google device clarifying how demeaning language can lead to sexual harassment.