A Feministe reader working on a short story writes in with some fun hypotheticals. Respond away!
A fictional drug has been developed that would allow for the women who take it to reproduce asexually, at will, for the rest of their lives.
1) Do you think any/many/all women would take this drug today?
2) If not/so then why? How could the drug be improved? (i.e. would it take super-powers as a side-effect for the entirety of woman-kind to take it as apposed to there being no other side-effects?) Also, when would be/have been the ideal time for the developers to release this drug? (50s; 70s; asap; the future; never)
3) a) How do you suppose such a drug would effect society? (domestically and/or globally)
b) If one side-effect caused all children born subsequently to be female and parthenogenic how do you suppose this would effect society after 20, 50 or 100 years? (This part is crucial so please don’t hold back on you response here)
4) On a personal note: What would convince you to take it if you would not initially? (imagine a spectrum: at one end the drug only has the initial parthenogenic effect; at the other you would become a parthenogenic deity/animal/man)
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