Better than the Borg Queen
August 28, 2010 4:51 AM Subscribe
posted by bwg (90 comments total)
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A gynoid is a humanoid robot
designed to look like a human female
, as compared to an android modeled after a male. NSFW; includes Photoshop work of famous female faces on robot bodies.
"The term gynoid was coined by Gwyneth Jones in her 1985 novel Divine Endurance to describe a robot slave character in a futuristic China, that is judged by her beauty. The term is not common, however, with the masculine term android being commonly used to refer to both “genders” of robot. The word fembot (female robot) has also been used. Gynoids have also been used as a metaphor in feminist discourse, as part of cyborg feminism, representing female physical strength and freedom from the expectation to reproduce."