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This virtual keyboard wants people to rethink the language used to describe girls

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Can a virtual keyboard foster positive self-esteem in girls?

The Finnish branch of humanitarian agency Plan International thinks so, and has built a new Android keyboard called Sheboard.

When installed, it offers empowering word suggestions.

So, when you type “Women,” the next word it offers is “lead.” Women lead.

Typing “Girls” suggests “rule” for the subsequent word, while “My daughter is” either “strong” or “good”.

You can see some examples in the gallery below.

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