Women’s Sex Toy Awarded Then Revoked By CES Tech Show
A sex toy made for women recently won the Robotics Innovation Award at the Consumer Technology Association’s CES annual tech show, only to have that reward revoked.
CTA claimed the toy shouldn’t have been eligible for their award and cited its actions under their terms and conditions which states any product deemed immoral, obscene, indecent, profane and or in not keeping with CTA’s image would be disqualified.
The toy’s manufacturer Lora DiCarlo wrote a letter to CTA questioning its actions and handling of the situation, to which CTA re-awarded the company. Lora DiCarlo founder Lora Haddock commented on the incident and stated that she is hopeful her company “can continue to contribute meaningful progress toward making CES inclusive for all.”
CTA is being accused of sexism and hypocrisy as male sex toys have been regular features at its annual tech show and have not been deemed immoral, obscene, indecent or profane.
The Realist Woman’s take:
This was clear sexism. It’s utter ridiculousness that this situation even went down in the first place. And the fact that they gave the award back wasn’t even a sincere move.
CTA should be ashamed and embarrassed. Women use sex toys. There is absolutely nothing immoral about that. This move was shaming women for enjoying sex. I can’t believe this is happening in 2019.