How ethical is it to use silicon dolls?

Originally published in TEHELKA

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Meet Dr. Kathleen Richardson.
She is a ‘Reader’ and senior research fellow in ethics and culture of robots and Artificial intelligence in De Montfort University Leicester. She is also one of the most vocal campaigners against sex robots. Being one of the many activists who have launched full scale scathing attacks against using silicon dolls – with customizable labia and hips; she has made her points stronger by comparing it with ‘owning slaves’. But, at the end of the day, who is listening to her? At least, not the male chauvinists. They are ready to spend fifteen thousand dollar for a sex doll which is ready to adopt fifty nine positions.
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