UPDATE: In less than 24 hours, Apple has reversed course—Hinder, the app calling out anti-women politicians, will be available to download soon!
More Than 20k Sign Onto UltraViolet’s Campaign In Less Than 2 Hours; Group Calls on Apple to Allow New App That Track’s Politicians Actions on Abortion and Women
WASHINGTON—Apple rejected an educational app yesterday that shines a spotlight on politicians who limit birth control, abortion access, and sex education. Hinder (a play-on of the dating app Tinder), is an app created by The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, allows users to browse where their elected officials stand and make informed political decisions.
Apple has been on the leading edge of new technology and on issues like climate change, however at a time when women’s health is under unprecedented attacks, the technology giant is refusing to allow its users to download the app. [pullquote]Apple has been on the leading edge of new technology and on issues like climate change, however at a time when women’s health is under unprecedented attacks, the technology giant is refusing to allow its users to download the app.[/pullquote]
Statement from Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet:
“Apple’s decision to censor politician’s positions on women’s health is shocking and unacceptable. We demand Apple immediately take action to allow the app Hinder to appear in the Apple store, allowing women to track every ridiculous thing politicians have said about our bodies and our choices.”
In the past few hours, over 20,000 UV members have called on Apple to demand that Hinder be added to the App Store so women can know where politicians stand on women’s health.
See the petition here: http://goo.gl/2Q2YBJ.
UltraViolet is an online community of over 700,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org.
[From a News Release]