A little-known political party competing in next week's Thai general election revealed one of its priority proposals for Thailand was to legalise the production and sale of sex toys.
The Tai Rak Tham party also proposed 24 hour opening for entertainment venues.
Deputy leader Chitsanupong Trairatrangsri said the party wished to emphasise the policy as the country has a huge amount of rubber which was the raw material for sex toys. Therefore, if the production of sex toys was allowed in Thailand, it would
add value to the rubber trade, he said.
Swedish feminists are on the war path against sex robots. They claim such android sex workers promote dangerous attitudes towards women.
Writing in the Expressen newspaper, the heads of three Swedish feminist organizations argued that the appearance and attributes of today's sex robots bore the same objectifying, sexualized and degrading attitude that was found in mainstream
The organizations behind the letter were the Sweden's Women's Lobby, the National Organisation for Women's Shelters and Young Women's Shelters (Roks), and Unizon, a women's empowerment group.
They argued that the female robots lacked any agency when it came to dealing with the requests of male clients. They also warned that the type of fantasies made possible by the opening of sex robot brothels would lead to real violence against
The activists are now calling for the Swedish government to implement a series of measures that would make it difficult for such a brothel to open in Sweden.