Banned from CES, Ose Sex Toy Maker Accuses Showrunners of Sexism

Apple greets CES 2019 with snarky iPhone privacy billboard

The big story this year is just how much tech companies are partnering with each other. However, CES attendees will see Apple throwing shade on its competitors' struggles about data privacy in an ad plastered on the side of a hotel right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center, one of CES's exhibition spots.

Gary Shapiro, CEO of CES organizer Consumer Technology Association, says every company is a technology company these days.

The firm had submitted its Osé personal massager into the robotics and drone product category.

Undated handout of the Lora DiCarlo's Ose Massager which was awarded and then stripped of a prize at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

As Haddock pointed out, not only does this imply that women's sexual wellness products are somehow indecent or salacious, but it begs the question of how Osé made it past the first round of inspections by CTA staff.

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If you ask us, a product created to empower women's sexuality and health is far from "profane", and as Haddock made clear in her blog post, it practically screams robotics. "Osé clearly fits the Robotics and Drone category-and CTA's own expert judges agree". "[Lora DiCarlo's product] does not fit into any of our existing product categories and should not have been accepted for the Innovation Awards Program", CTA's senior manager of event communications Sarah Brown told TechCrunch.

Lite-On's camera-based Driver Monitoring System (DMS) technology, which can determine a driver's level of attentiveness, by monitoring body posture and facial expressions, was displayed for the first time.

In 2017 and 2018, for example, they failed to feature any female keynote speakers - something that caused significant backlash and the organisers have sought to rectify this year by ensuring four of its nine such speaking spots are filled by women. "But if CES and CTA are so intent on keeping women and sex tech out, we'll never find out".

'From the exclusion of female founders and executives to the lack of female-focused products allowed to exhibit on the floor - there are demonstrable issues with diversity'.

With 4,500 exhibitors, the CES trade show is expected to attract more than 180,000 visitors.

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