Sex Dolls, Robots and Woman Hating: The Case for Resistance


Publication Date: 2 Aug. 2022
Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN 9781925950601

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    Lifelike, replica women and girls produced for men’s sexual use, sex dolls and robots represent the literal objectification of women. They are marketed as companions, the means for men to create their ‘ideal’ woman, and as the “perfect girlfriend” that can be stored away after its use. Advocates claim the development of sex dolls and robots should be actively encouraged and will have many benefits – but for who?

    Sex Dolls, Robots and Woman Hating exposes the inherent misogyny in the trade in sex dolls and robots modelled on the bodies of women and girls for men’s unlimited sexual use. From doll owners enacting violence and torture on their dolls, men choosing their dolls over their wives, dolls made in the likeness of specific women and the production of child sex abuse dolls, sex dolls and robots pose a serious threat to the status of women and girls.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Chapter One: Real men and unreal women

    Chapter Two: Sex robots as the solution to men’s sexual ‘deprivation’

    Chapter Three: Sex dolls and technological terrorism

    Chapter Four: “Girls for sex who don’t rebel”: Robot ‘prostitutes’ and sex doll brothels

    Chapter Five: Grooming and gaslighting: Sex dolls in public and private

    Chapter Six: Lifelike, penetrable, custom-designed: Child sex abuse dolls

    Chapter Seven: “Better a robot than a real child”

    Conclusion: Resistance

    Caitlin Roper is an activist, writer and Campaigns Manager at Collective Shout: for a world free of sexploitation, a grassroots campaigning movement against the objectification of women and sexualisation of girls in media, advertising in popular culture. She is a founding member of Adopt Nordic WA and a co-founder of the Feminist Academy of Technology and Ethics.