CES unrevokes robotics prize to women's sex toy

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/05/08/ces-unrevokes-robotics-prize-t.html

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All this gender exclusivity, I don’t get it.
Women could watch porn in public too.
And I’m sure that some women prefer the girl doll to the Antonio Banderas model.

Next year maybe gender fluid will win.

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Good on them for admitting their mistake and learning from it.

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CES unrevokes robotics prize to women’s sex toy

It’s been a doozy of a week so far, me thinks.

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An ill remnant of our past ignorance.

I agree, that’s a pretty good apology. Just imagine it in another context:
“The candidate did not handle this issue properly. This prompted some important conversations internally and with external advisors and we look forward to taking these learnings to continue to improve the candidate’s moral character.”

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Gender Fluid Always Wins :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I guess it’s “immoral” because the woman and the robot aren’t married?

Fair enough, but if you want people to marry a robot you’ve got to make it better looking than a blue banana (and also a good cook and an attentive listener, or at least handy with household chores.)

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Still can’t seem to buy it and there’s a birthday coming soon.

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Wait, is that a photo of the award or the sex toy?

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Wow, the archival footage is scary!

“taking these learnings”?

geez

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The answer to that question could drastically alter the meaning of this part of their apology…

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What really prompted that change was when it was pointed out to CES that gay men could use it as well, and they said, “Oh, well then it’s OK then.”

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I parsed “gender fluid” as a noun, and now I’m thinking some company will have big jars of mysterious liquid at the next show.

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All the links are about the kerfuffle and none are to purchase it.
I too was ready to buy a this as a gift.

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“learnings”
That rubs me the wrong way. As it were.
I hate when people take verbs and turn them into nouns.

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In that context, isn’t “gender fluid” just HRT? :wink:

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I’m glad you took time to share your wrong-way-rubbings with the group :wink:

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