This story has it all: Sex Robots, Feminists, and Struggle Snuggle Angst.
they also raise concerns that sex robots could increase the objectification of women, alter perceptions of consent and be used to satisfy desires that would otherwise be illegal.
Does anybody really believe this argument? Sex robots increase objectification of women??? You mean like, more than make up and miniskirts.
manufacturer claimed that if “you touched her in a private area, more than likely, she will not be to[o] appreciative of your advance”, leading some to claim that it is indulging rape fantasies.
Why...the...fuck would you buy a robot to turn you down? I guess it is still cheaper than a wife.
it is more likely to “encourage paedophilia and make it acceptable to assault children
This is the delusional claim of a hamster gone wild. Looking for anything- ANYTHING- that might stop the oncoming freight train aimed right at their soiled little stink-boxes.
Treating paedophiles with robot sex-children is both a dubious and repulsive idea. Imagine treating racism by letting a bigot abuse a brown robot.
False dichotomy. The fear is that men will find outlet to their urges and women can only control men if the men are weak and/or desperate. This will not stand!
there are particular concerns they could amplify objectification of women
Are we going to be fucking robots or are we going to be using Cylon's to objectify "real" women? The real concern is whether men will bother to even interact with women enough to even objectify them after sexbots become available. When they become indistinguisible from the "real" thing, women will no longer have any power whatsoever. THAT is the real fear.
Lessons Learned: Everything in life is about sex except sex. Sex is about power and sex robots will take away all the power of women in the sexual market place.
Expect the histrionic hysterics to increase. Expect the modern day Carrie Nation to form a group that goes door to door smashing sex bots.