RUSH: You probably never expected this. The “Me-Too” movement has now hit the iPhone. We’re learning about smart-phone “size-privilege,” and it’s evil.
The new iPhone stands accused of sexism by women. Ladies say the big six-and-a-half-inch screen is too large for the average female hand.
So now we know: six-and-a-half inches is too much. Too big.
It’s triggering a backlash. New York Times writer Zeynep Tufekci says women like her with small hands “are stuck with something they can’t hold and constantly risk dropping.” British journalist Caroline Perez says the big device is too large for her grip, and gave her a repetitive strain injury.
It’s science, folks! A 2015 study showed that the average man’s hand is an inch larger than a woman’s. And every inch matters with Big Phone design. British MP Jess Phillips complains, “the default standard” in technology “is always that which suits a man.“
Including men’s pockets. According to an August 2018 survey of denim brands, the big iPhone won’t fit into 60 percent of women’s jeans pockets. So it’s time to end male pocket dominance!
When will sexist-pig designers learn?
When will we have Senate hearings over the discriminatory size of the iPhone?
By the way, you can buy one with that’s only 4.7 inches, ladies. I mean, what’s the deal here?