Campaign Against Sex Robots Reading Group, London

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The Campaign Against Sex Robots Reading Group 

The aim of this group is to develop new approaches to robots, AI and technology that are informed by abolitionist feminism, women’s liberation and human freedom. Over the course of the next months we will use the reading group to develop this new narrative and to develop a program of action around the ideas we develop.

 

Our first meeting will explore the subject of slavery, porn, egocentric patriarchy and abolitionist feminism. We will read three texts:

 

  1. Pornography and Civil Rights: A New Day for Women’s Equality (1988) by Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon

Copy here: http://www.feministes-radicales.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Catharine-A.-MacKinnon-Andrea-Dworkin-Pornography-and-Civil-Rights-A-New-Day-for-Women%E2%80%99s-Equality-1988.pdf

 

  1. The Politics by Aristotle

Copy here: http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/politics.1.one.html 

 

  1. The Asymmetrical ‘Relationship’: Parallels Between Prostitution and the Development of Sex Robots by Kathleen Richardson

Copy here: https://campaignagainstsexrobots.org/the-asymmetrical-relationship-parallels-between-prostitution-and-the-development-of-sex-robots/

 

You may also want to type in ‘sex robots and prostitution’ into a search engine to read up on the parallels between sex dolls/sex robots and human beings who are prostituted.  

Date of Meeting: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Time of Meeting: 6-8pm

Venue: Central London 

If you would like to join our reading group, please send an email with your name and interests to campaignagainstsexrobots@gmail.com

Join us to create a better technology inspired by abolitionist feminism!

Kathleen Richardson

 

Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI, De Montfort University and leader of the Campaign Against Sex Robots