A Letter to your MP/MEP/MSP against sex dolls and sex robots

Since 2015, the Campaign Against Sex Robots (CASR) has been working to show the horrors that lie ahead if we do not develop regulation against child sex-abuse and female-formed sex dolls and robots. To date there is no clear legislation preventing the development, marketing or consumption of these objects. There are some regulations against child sex-abuse dolls but for women there are none. We see sex dolls and sex robots as a product of a woman hating culture, and a form of sexual harrassment.

Across European cities the emergence of ‘sex doll brothels’ should be seen as a worrying sign of what is happening to sex and sexuality in our society as a result of pornography and prostitution. It would seem that some regulation is necessary, otherwise sex dolls and sex robots could become a commonplace feature of our public places – the school run, libraries, supermarkets, nightclubs. But regulation will not be enough. If this problem is not addressed early on it will produce a culture of intolerable detachment and isolation in the next decade. Moreover these developments are likely to significantly impact on the psychological and relational development of young people – who will become embroiled in this drama.

If you think this prediction seems far-fetched it is already happening. In a feature broadcast in 2017 on This Morning, doll enthusiast Arran Lee Wright added some tech to his sex doll. He describes how he brings his sex doll to the breakfast table with his children present and puts ‘her’ in the car on the school run. This is a clear safeguarding issue. In Scotland, brother and sister have teamed up to sell sex dolls claiming they will be good for loneliness. They are among the fraudulent community that suggest that loneliness can be solved with dolls and robots, themes discussed by Professor Kathleen Richardson, CEO of the CASR.

For to long government legislation lags behind the sex trade and technological innovations. How long will it be before we reach a crisis point and our political representatives have to act? We have prepared the folllowing letter for you to send to your political representative. Please download it here and send it to your MP/MSP/MSP – let us know when you’ve done this.

CUT AND PAST THE LETTER BELOW OR DOWNLOAD IT Letter_MP_ Sex Robots

Date

Dear

I am writing to you to express my concern about the rise of sex robots and sex dolls in the form of women and children and the need for strict regulation of these devices. These objects are disturbing representations of women and children and are marketed as alternatives to women and the abuse of children. I object strongly to this and I urge you as my MEP/MP to take this matter seriously. All too often the regulation of technology and laws lag behind technological developments and already we are seeing the following: the shocking development of child sex-abuse dolls, the rise of robotic stalking of women, the normalisation of misogyny and new forms of abuse in the commercial sex trade including ‘doll porn’ and sex doll brothels.

On child sex-abuse dolls

Today, all over the world there are child sex-abuse dolls for sale on commercial platforms such as Amazon and Alibaba. These dolls range from young girls to adolescent and prepubescent girls, built with anatomical orifices.  We believe governments need to make the production, consumption and distribution of these dolls illegal. The argument that ‘there is no harm’ done because the child doll is ‘not a moral agent’ is flimsy at best, and leaves real living children vulnerable to abuse at worse. We are currently seeing a worrying rise of paedophilia culture. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has recently reported an increase in child sexual exploitation videos circulating on the web, with young men aged 18-24 years old as the group with the largest increase in offences of child abuse. IWF also found that Europe (specifically the Netherlands) hosts 71% of known child abuse imagery. Their study found that 95% of the children abused were girls.

These objects described in infantilised terms such as ‘dolls’ and ‘toys’ are featured as graphic, hypersexualised dolls in the form of girls alongside bondage equipment and disembodied gratuitous genitalia of men and women. I do not think we should stand by and simply let this happen.

On dolls in the form of women

We have come a long way since women were viewed as the property of men for sexual services. Yet here we are witnessing a new assault on female personhood, with the rise of sex dolls and sex robots in the form of women. These objects are proposed as harmless objects that will be helpful to men who are lonely or rapists(!) and these dolls supposedly provide an ‘innocent’ outlet. The unremitting rise of sexual abuse is linked with a rise in sexual violence against women that includes choking, slapping, offensive name calling, and other sadistic acts that have been normalised in pornography. The normalisation of these dolls are the breeding ground for misogyny. Here is a message shared by the Campaign Against Sex Robots to show what underscores support for sex dolls and sex robots:

“Females are in big trouble. Fuck you and your biological pussy and all the legal liability and obligations, fuck you, oh my God fuck you mother fucking bitches, finally we can be free to fuck and not be judged guilty because we like sex, but despise women. No more 25 year old allegations, fucking child support bullshit, evil illegal sex laws, and all the feminist movement propaganda. Oh jesus I am excited by this, glorious cultural revolution. You are so fucking hated and despised by infinite numbers of men, but we are silenced, censored and incarcerated. Just imagine how the fucking lid is going to blow off, fucking completely reversing Everything you scum females have accomplished in the past 100 years, gone.”

(An example of the messages sent to the Campaign Against Sex Robots).

The comment above may not be deemed ‘harmful’ per se, but it is clear that the development of sex dolls encourages and emboldens misogynists. Empathy is eroded, while the idea of reciprocity and respect is completely abandoned. This, I would argue, is incredibly harmful to women and children.

For more information on these issues see the www.campaignagainstsexrobots.org

I would be very interested in hearing from you with regards to your views on this matter and what you might be able to do about it.

Thank you in anticipation of your help.

Your sincerely/faithfully