re program…l and digital assistants. It’s telling that so many of these devices and apps have feminine names — Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google Now’s Amy. Their function is to take on the rote tasks of day-to-day life, without comment or complaint. Their skills are not just coded, but encoded—as female. There is an underlying assumption by the creators of these devices that the work they are programmed to do is gendered female, because they work in service to us.