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AP: South Korea covered up mass abuse, killing of “vagrants” (repost)

BUSAN, South Korea — Three decades ago, a policeman tortured Choi Seung-woo over a piece of bread he found in the boy’s schoolbag. After being stripped and having a cigarette lighter repeatedly sparked near his genitals, the 14-year-old falsely confessed to stealing the bread.

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From Siri to sexbots: Female AI reinforces a toxic desire for passive, agreeable and easily dominated women (repost)

A recent article titled “Why is AI Female?” made the connection that gendered labor, in service professions in particular, is fueling our expectations for gendered AI assistants and service robots.

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