"Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight"
I am reminded of the famous Racoona Sheldon story, "The Screwfly Solution." There are insecticides which make male insects insane; when they meet a female insect, they kill it, rather than mating with it.In any event, the story is about a plague among humans, which makes men respond to sexual attraction by attacking women. The story plays off the very real threats that women experience every day. Suppose it was not just some men who were dangerous—but every man? How would a man feel, as he went insane?And sometimes it seems to me that something like this is at work among GMRG8rs. What possible reason is there for such hatred?Notes:1. That isn't how screwflies are managed, actually. Instead sterile males are released in large numbers.2. Racoona Sheldon, aka James Tiptree, Jr., aka Alice B. Sheldon, neé Alice Hastings Bradley, was one of the great feminist science fiction writers of the the 1970s.
Post a Comment