Fembots In America
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 9:55:42 AM
Feminist science-fiction writer Amy Thomson, author of robot-comes-of-age novel Virtual Girl, suggests that the fembot myth is attractive to men because it deals with “a woman you create and control.” But tech journalist Daniel Wilson, author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, argues that fictional fembots have hardly been portrayed as controllable—in fact, he claims, they’re often presented as the most dangerous robots of all, because feelings of attraction to them could leave their victims vulnerable to attack. “A sexy robot that’s aggressive could be a wolf in rubberized skin,” he says.
In my view from reading forums, the Japanese see them as malleable and controllable, a woman which is always available and waiting. Americans tend to see the same robots as dangerous and exciting.
My favorite fembot of all time.
Fembots lose their faces a lot, don't they? The unveiling of the beauty as a deadly machine is a bit over-used.