I've discovered that Google removes auto suggestion for some phrases on their service. For example try googling:
- women should
- men should
- women are
- men are
The auto suggestions will disappear after you write "women " or "men ". The same goes when googling "children ".
It's the same when trying to Google "wives should", however "wives are" (which returns some very horrific suggestions) and "husbands should" does provide suggestions.
I'm not sure what the rational is behind this. Could it be because the returned result is so overwhelming that Google has decided to remove the auto suggestions (not likely)? Or could it be because they're afraid of being perceived as promoting labeling of certain gender groups / domestic roles (children doesn't fit into this though I feel)?
Does anyone have any insight on this? Has Google made a statement regarding this behavior? And can one draw conclusions on how this affects the UX, that is limiting functionality to serve another purpose separate from the service?