A sex buyer in a research study explained that the woman in prostitution is “ just a biological object…that charges for services” Sex buyers define women as things. He tells us that the woman in prostitution is not human. But for some dissatisfied sex buyers, women in prostitution are not sufficiently compliant or object-like. David Levy says that what he likes about robots as opposed to prostituting women is “anonymity, brevity and the lack of emotional involvement.” Teaching men to have sex with robots makes empathy unnecessary. Research shows that sex buyers already have less empathy than non-sex- buyers . Sounds like they need more not less empathy. These I-like-rape-robots are what sex buyers want: a compliant thing that can be penetrated in any orifice and smile. See Sex Robot Matters: Slavery the Prostituted, and the Rights of Machines . As robot ethicist Kathleen Richardson has noted, “ Philosophies which advocate the breakdown of distinctions between persons and things are revised versions of arguments for slavery”.
Chapter 12 describes the Green Dot initiative, with a “what can you do?” approach. This bystander intervention, first developed to respond to sexual assault and violence against women on college campuses, is applied to sex trafficking, providing responses that can be engaged in by the average person. The chapter also sums up key areas of concern in the previous chapters, providing recommendations for policy and practice regarding social services and the justice system, as well as community awareness, outreach and prevention, and suggestions for cultural and societal change.