Caitlin Roper “Better a robot than a real child”: Responding to arguments in support of child ‘sex’ dolls

Sex Tech, Robots & AI: A Feminist Response

July 4th 2020 workshop [online]

The workshop was the gathering of feminists responding to the sex tech industry and its

harmful impacts on women and children.

Caitlin Roper, PhD candidate and campaigns manager Collective Shout


Bio: Caitlin is an activist, writer and PhD candidate at RMIT university in Melbourne, Australia where she is researching female-bodied sex dolls and robots. Caitlin is campaigns manager at Collective Shout: for a world free of sexploitation, a grassroots campaigning movement challenging the objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls in media, advertising and popular culture. Caitlin is a founding member and chair of Adopt Nordic Western Australia to fight sex trafficking and a Huffington Post blogger. Her work has also been featured in The Guardian, ABC and Sydney Morning Herald, and she has been interviewed by a number of Australian radio and TV programs including The Project and Lateline.


Chaired by Professor Kathleen Richardson

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