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The husbands' technological method of obtaining this "perfect wife" is through the murder of their human wives and replacement with gynoid substitutes that are compliant and housework obsessed, resulting in a "picture-postcard" perfect suburban society.This has been seen as an allegory of male chauvinism of the period, by representing marriage as a master-slave relationship, and an attempt at raising feminist consciousness during the era of second wave feminism.The robot's creator, Clayton Bailey, a professor of art at California State University, Hayward called this "censorship" and "next to book burning." Artificial women have been a common trope in fiction and mythology since the writings of the ancient Greeks.This has continued with modern fiction, particularly in the genre of science fiction.Fiction about gynoids or female cyborgs reinforce essentialist ideas of femininity, according to Margret Grebowicz.Such essentialist ideas may present as sexual or gender stereotypes.In a parody of the fembots from The Bionic Woman, attractive, blonde fembots in alluring baby-doll nightgowns were used as a lure for the fictional agent Austin Powers in the movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.The film's sequels had cameo appearances of characters revealed as fembots.
More recently, the 2015 science-fiction film Ex Machina featured a genius inventor experimenting with gynoids in an effort to create the perfect companion.
In the film The Perfect Women, the titular robot, Olga, is described as having "no sex", but Steve Chibnall writes in his essay "Alien Women" in British Science Fiction Cinema that it is clear from her fetishistic underwear that she is produced as a toy for men, with an "implicit fantasy of a fully compliant sex machine".
In the film Westworld, female robots actually engaged in intercourse with human men as part of the make-believe vacation world human customers paid to attend. Sexual interest in gynoids and fembots has been attributed to fetishisation of technology, and compared to sadomasochism in that it reorganizes the social risk of sex.
A gynoid (or fembot) is a humanoid robot that is gendered feminine.
Gynoids appear widely in science fiction film and art.Fembots in Japan, for example, are designed with slenderness and grace in mind, People also react to fembots in ways that may be attributed to gender stereotypes.