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Manosphere doofuses duped again by phony Canadian sexbot ban

NOTE: Don't buy this model. She's trouble.
NOTE: Don’t buy this model. She’s trouble.

So the Boobz are getting worked up – again – over some imaginary “proposed legislation” to ban sexbots. Vox Day, one of the esteemed elder statesmen of the right-wing of the manosphere, has resurrected an urban legend that first fooled his comrades about two years ago, reposting a “statement” of mysterious Canadian origin explaining that

provisions have been proposed for the new Human-Robot Personal Relationship Act, the first draft of which is currently being finalized.The provisions are specifically meant to target the concerns that were expressed at the roundtable that sexbots will negatively impact the pursuit for gender equality and may unduly emphasize the objectification of women as sexual objects.The suggested provisions fall into the larger framework of regulating the emerging service robot industry that will be governed by the Human-Robot Personal Relationship Act and under the direction of the Ministry of Robots and Artificial Intelligence, to be established in Ontario and other Canadian provinces and territories at the end of next year.

The main provision of this dastardly Femi-Canadian proposed legislation?

The use of sexbots in the privacy of one’s home is prohibited, unless otherwise permitted by the Ministry of Robots and Artificial intelligence or a relevant regulating agency as per the criteria outlined in the Human-Robot Personal Relationship Act.

You may wonder: Why didn’t I read anything in the papers about this Human-Robot Personal Relationship Act? Why haven’t I heard about this Ministry of Robots and Artificial Intelligence?

Well, you guessed it. Because neither of them exist. I looked into this two years ago when the story first, er, broke in the manosphere. There’s no vast feminist conspiracy to deny Canadian men (or, for that matter, women) their still-imaginary sexbots. The “statement” was evidently written as part of a law school class project on law and robotics taught by Prof. Ian Kerr at the University of Ottawa Law School.

If you Google “Human-Robot Personal Relationship Act”  or “Ministry of Robots and Artificial Intelligence” you will find that literally the only people talking about this issue are MRAs and PUAs and conspiracy theorists. And some of the more gullible 4channers, though a few of them quickly figured out that the whole thing was fake. (As did the Real Doll enthusiasts.)

Vox Day, who has yet to come to this realization, draws some dire conclusions from this thing that isn’t real, declaring that the

This Canadian attempt to preemptively ban sexbots is an overt confession by feminists of both sexes concerning their belief that women have nothing significant to offer men but sexual services.  Moreover, it is proof that their “pursuit for gender equality” is directly and fundamentally opposed to the most basic human freedom. …

One would think that even those only superficially acquainted with human history would realize that attempts to put the technological genie back in the bottle almost always fail, as do attempts to prevent men and women from pursuing pleasure in ways deemed illicit.  But then, a near-complete ignorance of human history is required to either be a feminist or possess a genuine belief in the rainbow-tailed unicorn of equality.

Well, not so much. Though Vox proves yet again that there are few people on planet earth as gullible as the manosphere’s pompous philosophers.

NOTE: Vox isn’t the only manospherian up in arms about the evil imaginary sexbot ban; more on this tomorrow.

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Falconer
Falconer
9 years ago

@titianblue: I thought I heard the woman in the scene immediately prior to the one you pointed out call the guy in black Jafar; and after that, I could not get the idea out of my head that the Sultan, Jasmine and Jafar from Disney’s Aladdin look rather strikingly similar to those three from that movie.

Falconer
Falconer
9 years ago

@Stuffed Fantod: Well, yeah, *I* know how to pronounce it (roughly) but I’m not ashamed to admit it tickled my inner twelve-year-old.

katz
9 years ago

Well, it’s pronounced “RotVANG” in German.

Not that it makes much of a difference in a silent film. But I think The Man Who Laughs has it worse in the unfortunate-translation department.

Tulgey Logger
Tulgey Logger
9 years ago

Tulgey – Canada can be PROUD to have the MRAs running scared!

Whoa… an anti-MRA disinformation campaign?

Those krauts are craftier than I thought.

That’s what they’re called, right? Krauts? I’m pretty sure it’s krauts.

pecunium
9 years ago

Katz: Theodore Beale is the right Vox Day.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

Krauts are Germans, my lot. 🙂 Canadians are Canucks.

When I’m in a bad mood I’m a sour Kraut.

Stuffed Fantod
9 years ago

I just realized I’ve never seen “Metropolis” in English translation. I think I may do that this evening. Thanks, Dave and all!

Yoyo
Yoyo
9 years ago

Vox the pox I call Theodore, if you use his real name he bans you, ha! He also doesn’t believe in evolution, or immunization or female suffrage or black right etc etc he’s basically a Christian male supremacist. But the review on this is rotton of his Christian video game is hysterically funny. I’ll try find the link x

cloudiah
9 years ago

Wow, look what other misandry is going on in Canada. They couldn’t print it if it weren’t true.

Falconer
Falconer
9 years ago

Not that it makes much of a difference in a silent film. But I think The Man Who Laughs has it worse in the unfortunate-translation department.

Synchronicity! I was just looking at that movie on IMDB. I got there because Conrad Veidt was in the first Thief of Baghdad, and I was looking up that because of titianblue.

katz
9 years ago

Huh. The Wiki didn’t mention any MRA stuff and only mentions the race issues in passing.

And grr, he’s hard to draw.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

I wonder what would happen if we made Vox Day watch Metropolis? I mean, if this is what he comes up with when he hasn’t been exposed to trippy movies…

cloudiah
9 years ago

katz, you can draw him! Focus on the soulless dead eyes and receding hairline. (Remember when someone mentioning his receding hairline made Tom Martin lose his shit?)

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

I feel like this is a sign of how poorly MRAs understand their fellow men. If you offered a bunch of Canadian dudes their own robot surely they’d opt for a hockeybot first. Priorities, people!

LBT
LBT
9 years ago

RE: cloudiah

Last I recall, Tom Martin’s shit was singularly easy to lose.

Maudell
Maudell
9 years ago

The best part:
“The ministry of robots and artificial intelligence”.
Out of the roughly 20 ministries, we would have a robot minister. (I guess that follows Day’s vision of Canada being a big commie dystopia too)

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Yes, the wispy hair sticking up from that ebb-tide hairline, the way he manages to look pudgy even though he isn’t, and those miserable creepy dead eyes and mouth that looks surly without being turned down.

The Kittehs' Unpaid Help

I feel like this is a sign of how poorly MRAs understand their fellow men. If you offered a bunch of Canadian dudes their own robot surely they’d opt for a hockeybot first. Priorities, people!

😀

katz
9 years ago

You guys certainly provide vivid descriptions. Trouble is making him look different than Tom.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

I want a BrodeurBot so that I can practice shots during the commercial breaks.

Creative Writing Student
Creative Writing Student
9 years ago

Why would feminists want to ban sexbots? If they don’t have human intelligence, then they are just very fancy sex toys. If they do have human intelligence, then they have the same relationship rights as humans.

RE: Rotwang – when I read that I thought it was a risque version of one of Luna Lovegood’s conspiracy theories…

Yoyo
Yoyo
9 years ago

Found the link if anyone feels like giggles at vox’s expense?
http://www.somethingawful.com/d/game-reviews/war-heaven.php

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
9 years ago

@ katz

Isn’t Vox Day’s face a bit more adult looking? Tom looks like a round-cheeked little baby that’s been aged 40 years using CGI.

Yoyo
Yoyo
9 years ago

Creative writing, the only reason I could think of femists being anti sex bots would be if it tuned out that men using them became more violent to women. However men that use a sex bot probably wouldn’t be having relationships with humans anyway.

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