JailBreak The Patriarchy is an interesting Chrome extension that changes the gender of the text on websites. For example, if a sentence on a website says “Dad and son went to picnic”, this extension will change that text to “mom and daughter went to picnic”. Why would you want to do that? I have no clue. But it is fun.
This extension is quite simple to use. Once you install this extension, it will automatically start changing gender of the text on any websites that you open in Chrome browser. You don’t have to do anything for that.
And you can switch off the extension at any time to preserve the original text.
This extension comes with a big database of words for whom it changes the gender.
Again, I have no idea why would you use this extension but the fact that someone thought of making something like this is pretty amazing.
Download and Install JailBreak The Patriarchy
Being a Chrome Extension, JailBreak The Patriarchy is quite straightforward to install. Just go to extension page here, and click on “Add to Chrome” button. The extension will be installed promptly.
When the extension is on, you will see the following icon in your Chrome browser:
To turn the extension off at anytime, just click on the extension and it will stop doing anything.
This Chrome extension effects all the web pages that you open, so you can’t just limit it to any particular website.
Moreover, it doesn’t gives any indication that the text has been changed. So, if you kept the extension on and forget, you won’t even realize that the text is changing. I would have preferred if extension highlighted the changed words in some manner.
Another feature in this extension is that if you turn it on or off, it reloads the web page that is open so that your selection action is applied to that web page immediately. However, other tabs that might be opened do not reload.
Why would you use this extension? Just to read things in a different perspective. See how interesting it becomes if you read stuff by changing gender. Of course, I doubt you would keep this extension installed for long, but it would be fun to play around with it for a while.
So, what do you think about this crazy extension? Let me know in comments below.