CES’ issue with ‘immoral’ female sex toy isn’t its first sexism problem

CES, the annual conference event showcasing the latest cutting-edge tech has an ugly reputation of gender bias, sexism, and double standards — similarly to the tech industry as a whole. This week, CES’s male orientated reputation became plainly obvious after a sex toy had its award revoked by the CTA (Consumer Technology Association) for being “immoral, obscene, indecent, profane, or not in keeping with CTA’s image.” Not only did Lora Dicarlo create a high tech female sex toy, it’s also rooted in sex positivity, inclusion, and tackling female sexuality taboos — something that CES should be promoting, not excluding. But, this isn’t the first time…

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