Jumping the Gun Hurts the Cause
Someone on Facebook made this comment about the video below:
I have to question the capacity to damage social values the people behind this technology are demonstrating. This is a misogynist, institutional mindset that should be recognized and publicized to bring an end to the company. Let less viciously subversive mentalities develop new tech.
I don’t see the controversy here. From what it looks like in the video, it’s a highly advanced trailer for a future video game about an android who gain sentiency. How is this at all misogynistic? Because the android is female?
If the protagonist of such a game is the female android fighting for her right to autonomy and sentience against a society which would subject her to its dominating will, how is that misogynist? It would mean the game is pro-equal rights – that is, the female android would be equivalent to women pre-suffrage who were deemed a second class which served the will of men.
That’s the exact opposite of misogyny.