Return of the Sexy Robot Ladies, Part Two: Electric Boogaloo

Our glorious future

The sexy robot ladies are back! Not so much in real life, where they are still more scary than sexy, but in the fervid imagination of dudes who hate real ladies. Like Eric here, on The Spearhead:

When I first came to the MRM, there was a story in the news about a Japanese robotics engineer who had made a female android. It really wasn’t much more than a fairly realistic-looking doll; although there was quite a bit of discussion at the time for the potential to improve on the design. The main thing was that it’s invention caused a fury from the feminists. Even at that early stage in my MRA days, I could see the reason: for the first time women were looking the very real possibility that they could become expendable.

Well, “expendable” only if you view women as little more than support systems for their vaginas.

Personally, I’m more into foreign girls than virtual sex. But the same principle applies: as long as there are alternatives to feminists, the feminists are expendable. They don’t have the power to convert every woman on the planet; and even if they could they can’t stop men from building robots.

Please, build those robots, and lock yourselves away with them forever, and leave the rest of us alone.

Elsewhere in the same thread on The Spearhead we get some examples of why it’s a problem when Men Who Really Should Be Going Their Own way … don’t. A fellow calling himself Rmaxd apparently suggested that men who feel themselves to have been mistreated by the courts should: “Lynch a judge as you would any traitor or dictator.”

His comment was deleted, and heavily criticized — apparently for not being circumspect enough in his threatening language. After all, our dear friend JeremiahMRA got mostly upvotes on The Spearhead for a similarly threatening remark just the other day. And elsewhere in the very same thread as Rmaxd’s now-deleted comment we find a fellow called freebird suggesting that men who have allegedly suffered because of women should

share this pain with those inflicting it.
cue up “blood on the plow”

Meanwhile, again in the same thread, a commenter called walking in hell brings up the example of Thomas Ball, the MRA who self-immolated on the steps of a Keene, New Hampshire courthouse a year ago in hopes that his dramatic death would inspire other men to (quite literally) burn down police stations and courthouses using Molotov cocktails. (You can read Ball’s manifesto, complete with its call for MRA terrorism though without the specific instructions on how to make effective Molotov cocktails, on A Voice for Men, in its “activism” section; search the page for “burn” to go directly to his advocacy of terrorism.) Walking in hell also thinks family court judges should be “punished” for their alleged “crimes,” by which he means denying some fathers visitation.

[R]esponsibility for such heinous crimes against children can behold an individual to a special kind of punishment.

We see the nervous squirming by judges in the Australia case marked by the judge issuing an apology. We also see nervous squirming in the UK with the evildoers trying to issue fake political gestures to angry people.

The evildoers must smell something besides fire and brimstone. The sooner they get to the fire and brimstone, the better off children and fathers will be.

Apparently this vaguely threatening language was vague enough to pass muster on The Spearhead; this comment got more than a dozen upvotes.

The sooner you fuckers build those sexbots you like to talk about so much, the better for all of us.



About David Futrelle

I run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, which tracks (and mocks) online misogyny. My writing has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Salon,, the Washington Post, the New York Times Book Review and Money magazine. I like cats.

Posted on June 20, 2012, in antifeminism, men who should not ever be with women ever, MGTOW, misogyny, MRA, sexy robot ladies, terrorism, threats, vaginas, your time will come. Bookmark the permalink. 503 Comments.

  1. They may be made of less dense material so that they’ll be lighter to carry around than an actual woman…but that would create a difference between its actual weight and its appearance of weight, and listing the weight alongside cup size and measurements suggests that’s not the case.

    In either case, some of those body types (especially 5) are pretty ludicrous.

  2. Argenti Aertheri

    Pecunium — “It’s a pain in the ass, because fighting with them about my being healthy isn’t how I like to spend my time.” — yeah me too, so damned do I know (“eat a sandwich!” “oh fuck you, hand me the ice cream”)

    pillowinhell — various parts are interchangeable, so I’d assume they’re packaged separately.

  3. CassandraSays

    @ pillowinhell

    Yeah, it’s a lot harder to pick a body up and move it around if it’s totally limp. Thanks to my hardy Scots and Welsh ancestors I can pick up people who weigh more than me fairly easily, but I don’t think that’s the case for everyone, and to pick up and move around a doll that’s heavier than you are, complete with dangling limbs? That would be quite challenging.

    For some reason as far as RealDoll modifications the one I find funniest is the elf ears. I think it’s the fact that they don’t change anything else about the doll, just add the ears. It’s the open-for-business mouths that make me find the faces creepy and kind of disgusting to look at, and helps to create the uncanny valley effect.

  4. Argenti Aertheri

    “It’s the open-for-business mouths that make me find the faces creepy and kind of disgusting to look at, and helps to create the uncanny valley effect.”

    They have an “expressions” option (she’s smiling instead) but note that the smiling dolls lack “oral opening”. I might be most amused by the interchangeable eyes though, they remind me too much of the taxidermy sections of my father’s hunting catalogs, which is, frankly, way more creepy than the oral opening part.

  5. And their skin tones are white, white, white, white, and white. “Light African?” Suuuure.

  6. Argenti Aertheri

    katz — I was wondering if I needed to adjust my monitor they’re so similar…glad it isn’t my screen though.

  7. CassandraSays

    I am genuinely astounded that there isn’t a “generic Asian” option.

  8. My arms are “light African” tan, and I’m Irish.

  9. Pillowinhell: A realdoll will move more like a corpse. I’ve moved both, and the corpses are harder.

  10. Fallacy, come to think of it, reminds me of a girl I went to high school and college with, who is currently studying psychology. For the sake of her future patients, I sincerely hope she goes into another career. It’s not that she’s actively malicious, she just didn’t seem to grasp that any way of doing things other than her own was still valid. We took psychology of sexual behavior together, and we would have conversations like this while we were walking to class:

    Her: Did you read the chapter on human development?
    Me: Yeah.
    Her: What did you think of it?
    Me: Uh, I don’t know. Why?
    Her: I’m not sure I agreed with it.

    (This was a chapter mostly made of statistics about puberty.)

    Me: What didn’t you agree with?
    Her: Well, it said people usually discover masturbation around two or three, and I didn’t.
    Me: I did.
    Her: I didn’t.
    Me: …
    Her: Also, isn’t annoying how they do the statistics? All like 16.7 years old? Why can’t they just say 17?
    Me: Because statistics don’t work that way?

    To her defense, I’m sure if she had a client with a RealDoll she’d just say “Oh” and stare blankly instead of screaming about perversion. Not that the former is an ideal response either, but I guess I’d prefer it to the latter. My rambling point is that people unwilling to tolerate variation in human interests really don’t need to counsel others.

  11. I was talking to my friend about my (now… largely abandoned… (??)) goal of becoming a psychologist. He told me another friend of his had been heading down the same path, but had abandoned it because “it was so frustrating.” I agreed that there were many frustrating parts of the job, and that it would be really hard not to take your work home with you. “Yeah, well,” friend told me, “he’s frustrated because you know exactly what your client should do, but you’re not allowed to just, like, tell them to do it. You have to couch it in all this pretty language and shit. Seems like a waste of time, he said.”

    Of course this is all second-hand, but if it’s a decent reflection of that guy’s actual beliefs, I’m really glad he chose an alternate career path.

  12. On a related note, I just got out of a session with my therapist. We talked about what’s going on in my life, what’s important to me right now, the ways I can take my health into my own hands. There was compassion, not judgment, because while some respond well to “tough love” I respond best to support and understanding. It’s almost like it was about my needs and goals, not about her turning me into the “right kind” of person so that she doesn’t have to be grossed out by my icky irrational mood disorder anymore.

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