Rise of the Sex Robots, The Guardian

The rise of sex robots tells us of the harm that 40 years of pornography and prostitution has done to human relationships, particularly male sexuality. The commercial rape trade has legitimated the dehumanisation of women, and eroded empathy in men. Imagine how dehumanised our relationships will be in the next 40 years if we don’t abolish the…

Sex Dolls and Sex Robots and Rape Culture

In 2017 the Campaign Against Sex Robots will continue to emphasise the direct connections between the development and imagination of sex dolls/ robots and rape culture. In order to make sense of rape culture we have to make a distinction between rape and sex. Where the distinction lies between rape and sex is not fixed…

Property relations – Is property a person? Extending the Rights of Property Owners Through the Rights of Robotic Machines

Part of proceedings of Machine Ethics and Machine Law Workshop, Krakow 2016 Property relations – Is property a person? The logic of capitalism and extending the Rights of Property Owners Through the Rights of Robotic Machines Kathleen Richardson Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility De Montfort University Abstract A small but vocal community in AI…