Apple Health claimed to track “all of your metrics that you’re most interested in” back in 2014 — but it didn’t consider period tracking a worthwhile metric for over a year after launch.
Dear Tech, You Suck at Delight
Sara Wachter-Boettcher

This is a suggestive point—the “acceptable default” for many applications, features, communities, capabilities is defined as being a masculine default.

I also feel that not including period tracking doesn’t just speak to a lack of inclusivity/understanding of women’s problems in tech—it also reflects a broader social disinterest in elevating women’s issues (or other demographic issues, e.g. black issues, gay issues, trans issues) to be important enough that they should be in an app for everyone, not just an app for women.

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