TW: assault, rape? I don’t even know. But it’s disturbing me enough that I’m putting a TW on it for SOMETHING.

I am finding this just fundamentally disturbing. I cant even put my finger on it but jesus christ, this is just so wrong on every single level I can think of.

Guys, is not being *actually* made of plastic the only thing stopping men from doing this? And when I say stopping, I mean, kind of stopping, because... yeah.

I just feel like these dudes do not see us as different from this robot. WHO IS A ROBOT. Men have treated women in this same way for years. I am finding this line so haunting:

“Although the body parts were ruined, the software was fine.”

The blonde-haired, blue-eyed doll worth over $4,000 was reportedly inappropriately groped by sex-hungry men at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.

Her inventor, Sergi Santos, shared that “she was heavily soiled” by the men. Santos added that two fingers were broken whilst they were mounting Samantha’s breasts, legs and arms, causing her to break down entirely.

Before being totally destroyed, Samantha was roaming around and talking to visitors at the festival, giving out warm hugs and asking how they were. Artificial intelligence software robots like Samantha are able to respond in a simple manner to several different languages and can sense when they are being touched.

After the wild frenzy, which left Samantha’s breasts destroyed, Santos said the sex robot would have to fly out to Barcelona, where it would be cleaned and fixed. Although the body parts were ruined, the software was fine.

Santos said: “People can be bad. Because they did not understand the technology and did not have to pay for it, they treated the doll like barbarians.”

He also added that “Samantha can endure a lot, she will pull through,”