‘Got to do my best to please
her, just ’cause she’s a living doll,’ sang Cliff Richard in his 1959 hit
This century looks set to be
the time Sir Cliff’s nightmare vision comes true – and men start to make love
to the cold, lifeless bodies of machines.
But feminist campaigners are
claiming that the machines encourage users to think of women as ‘objects’ and
Research director of the
Campaign Against Sex Robots Lydia Kaye says, ‘the very business idea of sex
robots is modelled on the already existing businesses of the sex trade and the
Kaye draws attention to
advanced, artificially intelligent models which can be programmed to be
submissive – and which could say, ‘Owww’ when spanked.
‘The creation of sex robots
imitates and reproduces the value system of these corrupt and brutal industries
that capitalise on the exchange and dehumanisation of women.
‘Sex robots will create
another means through which women will be presented as objects to be used for
sexual gratification and mistreatment.
‘They will also desensitise
humans to intimacy and empathy, which can only be developed through
experiencing human interaction and mutual consenting relationships.’
‘We cannot let our humanity
and our dignity slip away into a world of technology.’
Feminists Want to Ban Sex Robots ‘Because They’re Like Prostitutes’ 4.55SEEKER Saturday, 20 February 2016 ‘Got to do my best to please her, just ’cause she’s a living doll,’ sang Cliff Richard in his 1959 hit Living Doll. This century looks ...