The JUSTICE Act is a proposed law that would ban love dolls that appear to be underage, which the government claims lead to rape and child sexual abuse. But the truth is that there is no substance to these claims. In fact, the world’s leading experts on the psychology of sexual offending against children believe that dolls might even reduce child sexual abuse, by providing a victimless alternative for those who are sexually attracted to children. We support research to find out the truth.
The JUSTICE Act wouldn’t stop those who abuse children, but it would affect law-abiding owners of love dolls, who would be treated as sex offenders simply for ordering a doll that the government claims looks younger than 18. In other countries where the ownership of such dolls is banned, charges have been brought over dolls that were intended to represent adults—simply because they were produced in a smaller size for easier handling, or because they have A-cup breasts, or because they have enlarged anime-style eyes.
The law is clear: it is unconstitutional to criminalize the possession of sex toys (Reliable Consultants, Inc. v. Earle) or other material judged as “obscene” that doesn’t depict real children (Stanley v. Georgia). Banning love dolls (referred to as sex dolls in the law) would not save children from sexual abuse, but it would needlessly and harmfully create a new category of sexual offenders. We’re committed to fighting the injustice of the JUSTICE Act, you can help us to do that.
Please donate to do your part to debunk false claims being made about dolls, and to direct lawmakers’ attention towards the real causes of child sexual abuse. Your donation will help us pay for:
- Direct lobbying and possible testimony before Congress in opposition to the JUSTICE Act (read our letter to the Judiciary Committee).
- Travel to the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) conference in November 2019, where we are presenting with researcher Craig Harper on “Exploring and Understanding the Experiences of People Who Own Sex Dolls.”
- Developing our research proposal into whether victimless outlets such as dolls could reduce sexual offending.
- Assisting any individuals charged under state sex doll laws to obtain legal representation to defend those charges and to have those laws declared unconstitutional.