UNDER more ordinary circumstances, last week's announcement that Philip Roth had won the Man Booker International prize would have been met with polite indifference, as befitting the non-news of a renowned author being granted a literary award. That Mr Roth was a serious contender seemed to catch nobody by surprise—except, perhaps, Carmen Callil pictured , one of the three judges, who very publicly quit after the announcement of the winner was made. But she has since published an altogether measured explanation for her actions in this weekend's Guardian Review. Whether or not one agrees with her opinions, she is entitled to act on them.
Sex robots are SEXIST: Feminist says 'brutal' love machines will turn men into misogynist monsters
Feminism and literature - Rage against the sex machine? | Prospero | The Economist
Copyright Duke University Press, They had sunk all their money into their first shipment of products, but as they excitedly opened the boxes of toys, packing peanuts flying everywhere, they knew immediately that something was wrong. The toys were leaching an oily substance. It was coming off the products, out of the clamshell packaging, through Styrofoam packing peanuts, leaving big greasy spots on the cardboard box. What, they wondered, was wrong?
At last, a cure for feminism: sex robots
Campaigners claim the arrival of bonk bots will ruin relationships by making pervy men think women are nothing more than sex objects. The arrival of sex robots will soon see men spurning real life partners and snuggling up to silicon instead. But feminists fear the arrival of bonk bots could spark an explosion of sexism which will see men adopt dark age attitudes to real life ladies. An activist from The Campaign Against Sex Robots has issued an urgent warning about the "brutal dehumanisation of women" which could take place when men begin to have sex with artificial love machines.
Kim Adams has received funding from Henry M. In the contemporary moment of sex-positive feminism , praises for the orgasmic capacity of the vibrator abound. Yet for American housewives in the s, the vibrator looked like any other household appliance: a nonsexual new electric technology that could run on the same universal motor as their kitchen mixers and vacuum cleaners. Before small motors became cheap to produce, manufacturers sold a single motor base with separate attachments for a range of household activities, from sanding wood to drying hair, or healing the body with electrical vibrations. In my research on the medical history of electricity, vibrators appear alongside galvanic battery belts and quack electrotherapies as one of many quirky home cures of the early 20th century.