Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian cultural critic who has been described as ‘the most dangerous philosopher in the West’. Last week he penned a lengthy op-ed for Russia Today asking – ‘Do sexbots have rights?’. His piece is in response to the recent and very controversial proposal of the European Union to grant robots ‘personhood… Read more »
MGTOW (‘Men Going There Own Way’) is a controversial and growing men’s movement whose central philosophy is that, in today’s world at least, men will be happier if they forego the pursuit of women and live their lives without the need for the opposite sex. The exact definition of and criteria for living an authentic… Read more »
Just in time for the arrival of sex robots, the UK looks set to make it a crime to talk to women in the street, wolf-whistle or wink at attractive women, or take photographs of women in public without consent. This follows a ‘successful’ trial of the policy in the county of Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire Police… Read more »
‘The Sex Robots Are Coming’ screened last night on UK terrestrial ‘channel 4’ and I have to say, it was on the whole rather good. Most of it was balanced and the entire documentary focused mainly on a sympathetic profile of a somewhat elderly doll lover called James, interspersed with illuminating ‘behind the scenes’ insights… Read more »
A documentary entitled ‘The Sex Robots Are Coming’ is to be aired on the British Channel 4 on Thursday November 30th. Judging from the trailer, it does give prominence to anti-sexbot campaigner Kathleen Richardson who is on a virtual one woman mission to save humanity, or at least women, from the coming of the sexbots.
Short video showing some footage of ‘Samantha’, the first commercial sex robot to go on sale in the UK, as well as interesting background on the growing sexbot debate. Meanwhile it’s been claimed that Samantha was molested and ‘left broken’ by overexcited fans at an electronics show in Austria last week. http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/uk-world-news/xxxx-sex-robot-much-cost-13690886
At the start of this year, the third ‘International Conference on Future Robot Technologies‘ took place in London – also known as the sexbot conference. It had actually intended to be held in Malaysia a few months before, but was forcibly cancelled by the Conservative Muslim authorities there. The man behind the conference was David… Read more »
And so it begins. Probably several years before VR porn even approaches mainstream, a group of radical feminist academics at a British university in Newcastle have published a paper warning of the dangers of the new erotic frontier. Predictably, the headline grabbing thesis of the paper – that vr porn will raise new issues of… Read more »