Should Feminists be Concerned About Japanese Sex Dolls?

This is a direct sequel to https://dalehusband.com/2011/07/02/dentists-sex-dolls-and-pedophiles-oh-my/

Today I read this article:

Japan Has Managed To Create The Most Realistic Sex Dolls Of All Time (Photos)

Japan Has Managed To Create The Most Realistic Sex Dolls Of All Time (Photos)

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Forget about regular, boring sex toys.

The Japanese company, Orient Industry, has created a sex doll so realistic that many people who buy one forget that they’re not actually interacting with a real human.

These new “Dutch Wives” (Japanese term for sex doll) are crafted from the highest quality silicon material.

Costing over $1,500, the dolls, which are a product of a high-tech industry in Japan that searches for ways to make sex toys as realistic as possible, have extremely human-like eyes and skin.

They also come with their own line of clothing and are completely customizable, so you can alter the doll’s bust and hair color to suit your liking.

The latest models even come with movable joints, so you can bend her in doggy style if you want.

Company spokesman Osami Seto said,

The two areas we identified as really needing improvement were the skin and the eyes. We feel we have finally got something that is arguably not distinguishable from the real thing. The dolls are part of a high-tech industry in Japan, which is constantly looking at ways to make sex toys as realistic as possible.

Japanese media outlets boasts that if you buy one of these sex dolls, you will never want a real girlfriend again. Is anyone else slightly offended by this?

Yes, I am!  It just occurred to me that objectifying women is something feminists have always been concerned about and THIS is a clear example of it. What if men who use these ultra realistic sex dolls start thinking of using real flesh and blood women in the same way? A possible result: a dramatic increase in rape cases.

Men should be taught to respect women’s personal autonomy, a lesson they might never learn if they are content to merely use sex dolls which are not capable of returning love. Why stunt the social development of otherwise normal men?

I am not saying the sex dolls are good or bad…….I just have serious questions about them. Shouldn’t everyone?

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One thought on “Should Feminists be Concerned About Japanese Sex Dolls?

  1. Individualist feminist Wendy McElroy holds that the label “sex object” means nothing because inanimate objects are not sexual. She continues that women are their bodies and sexuality as well as their minds and souls.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individualist_feminism

    Ezra Heywood – (September 28, 1829– May 22, 1893)
    Voltairine de Cleyre – (November 17, 1866 – June 20, 1912)
    Dora Marsden – (March 5, 1882 – December 13, 1960)
    Suzanne La Follette – (June 24, 1893 – April 23, 1983)
    Tonie Nathan – (February 9, 1923 – March 20, 2014)
    Joan Kennedy Taylor – (December 21, 1926 – October 29, 2005)
    Mimi Reisel Gladstein – (born 1936)
    Sharon Presley – (born March 23, 1943)
    Wendy McElroy – (born 1951)
    Virginia Postrel – (born January 14, 1960)
    Cathy Young – (born February 10, 1963)
    Tiffany Million – (born April 6, 1966)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equity_and_gender_feminism

    Feminists who identify themselves with equity feminism include Jean Bethke Elshtain, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Noretta Koertge, Donna Laframboise, Mary Lefkowitz, Carrie Lukas, Wendy McElroy, Camille Paglia, Daphne Patai, Virginia Postrel, Alice Rossi, Nadine Strossen, Joan Kennedy Taylor, Cathy Young, and evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker.

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