RUR or RU ain’t my baby?

Oooh, nice cans!

As the sale and use of lifelike sex robots that allow people to simulate rape continues to gain steam, one famed law professor is sounding the alarm. [The prof] says experts disagree on the consequences of allowing people to engage in mock acts of rape with humanoid dolls, and lawmakers should vet this issue as soon as possible. [story]

Okay, I see his point; but we crossed that line a while ago with marital aids.

However, there’s a more worrying aspect to this.
You know… when it’s the robot that’s doing the raping of the human

Cultural ref 1
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Special treat: Does this remind you of this?
(UPDATE: Just discovered that that observation is not new.)


  1. Dave
    Posted August 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm |

    This is only the natural progression of porn.
    Oh for the halcyon days of pubic hair.

  2. MikeAZ
    Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:16 am |

    One has to wonder: does use of these “surrogates” run the risk of contracting some sort of virus, and if so, would it be “social” or electronic? Just askin’.

  3. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted August 9, 2017 at 6:11 am |

    I have a hunch that “people” in this case means “you evial, violent, icky, rapey MEN… who must be watched at all times cuz yer so evial, violent, icky, and rapey”
    yanno, the usual…

    and they’re talking about MEN who …play with dolls. inanimate objects. it’s either always rape or never is.

    unless someone wanted to devalue rape … like by calling an “unwanted pat on the shoulder” the same as rape.

    or something

  4. Posted August 9, 2017 at 9:03 am |

    Great image of Rotwang and the robot!!

    I recently watched a restored version on DVD of “Metropolis.” For a film from 1927/28, it’s amazing at the futuristic vision is presented. The bonus section (added years later to the DVD) examines how so many effects were made in the film. 8 days for 10 seconds of film for the animation on the camera shot looking down on the city with cars, trains, planes moving and flying. It’s not a “dated” film at all; still incredibly relevant.

    Check out local libraries and see if they have it on DVD. That’s where I found it.