Congress’s Ban on Child Sex Robots: It’s a No-Brainer

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a ban on childlike sex robots by voice vote. “These dolls can be programmed to simulate rape,” said Representative Bob Goodlatte. “The very thought makes me nauseous.” The sex robots are made to look and respond like children. The target customers, of course, are pedophiles. The Fresno Bee quotes Rep. Goodlatte, who explains that the proposal says the obscene dolls and robots “are customizable or morphable and can resemble actual children. … The dolls and robots normalize submissiveness and normalize sex between adults and minors.” Some argue that sex robots might offer pedophiles a way of releasing their perversion without harming real children. But then imagine the inevitable: those users becoming less and less satisfied with what are in effect fancy sex dolls.
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