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Armida falls in love with Rinaldo. Painting by Nicolas Poussin

Op-ed: Beyond consenting, women actually want to enjoy sex

January 22, 2018 — 
We need a new model for consent. And there is reason to believe a new model of consent is indeed emerging

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Vox: The pros and cons of having sex with robots

January 12, 2018 — 
Could sex robots solve the intimacy inequality gap?

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CBC: Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry series optioned for television

December 21, 2017 — 
Guy Gavriel Kay's [BA/75, Philosophy] Fionavar Tapestry series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide since being published in the 1980s, has been optioned for television.

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a robot hand holding a human hand, surrounded by hearts

What the heck are digisexuals?

November 30, 2017 — 
A digisexual is someone who, because of their use of immersive technologies such as sex robots or virtual reality pornography, feels no need to search for physical intimacy with human partners, Neil McArthur explains

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CBC: U of M prof makes the case for sexbots

November 28, 2017 — 
"Sexbots aren't going to necessarily replace human partners, but I think they're potentially a powerful tool in addressing people's isolation," says Neil McArthur.

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Robot sex, as book launch

November 23, 2017 — 
McNally Robinson Booksellers on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m

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newspaper stackwed up and all that shows is the word "classified"

Op-ed: Stop naming mass murderers in the media!

October 19, 2017 — 
The media can play a role in helping prevent future tragedies by not giving the perpetrators what they want. They can refuse to publish the names or photos of the people who commit these crimes.

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Guardian: Op-ed: How sex robots could help with the nuts and bolts of relationships

October 3, 2017 — 
When sexbots become available, they could make relationships stronger by providing novelty and variety – or they might allow you to give up sex altogether

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"Flood" by John Patterson

Supporting the Arts means actually going to see stuff

October 2, 2017 — 
'As members of the U of M community, we are uniquely well positioned to boost attendance in the local arts scene'

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CBC/CTV: Critics decry St. Boniface Hospital for banning medical-assisted deaths

June 20, 2017 — 
Arthur Schafer weighs in

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