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September 05, 2017

Gender-Swapped "Lord of the Flies" Remake Draws, Get This, Outrage from SJWs, Because Apparently Women Aren't Capable of Cruelty or Tribalism

You can only gender-swap male to female characters if it's a cool thing, like being Thor or a Ghostbuster.

Gender-swap women into a story about people doing bad things? That's just the Patriarchy on Steroids.

“Lord of the Flies,” you might be surprised to learn from much of the press this week, is not about humanity’s inherently fallen nature. Nor is it about the dangerously thin line between civilization and savagery. If your high school English teacher taught you that, please publicly shame her immediately. No, “Lord of the Flies” has one central focus, and one focus only. Coincidentally, it’s the same central obsessive focus shared by our current tribe of batty leading feminists: Toxic masculinity.

Women Are Never Evil, You Sick Chauvinist Pigs

“An all women remake of Lord of the Flies makes no sense because…the plot of the book wouldn’t happen with all women,” New York Times columnist Roxane Gay declared on Twitter, making me wonder if she’s ever been to a sixth-grade slumber party. (If you haven’t been to one, know this: They almost always degenerate into a pillow-strewn wasteland of popcorn, treachery, and copious weeping.)

Other writers joked that a female “Lord of the Flies” would obviously and inevitably morph into a peaceful island paradise--you know, like the very real place where Wonder Woman grew up. By my personal scientific assessment, there is a 99 percent probability that anyone who makes this point has never spent significant time in a sorority house, where there is often unlimited cereal, a frozen yogurt machine, and occasional tales of terror that would make your hair stand on end.


“Not every story makes sense to gender-flip,” wrote Yohana Desta at Vanity Fair. “Particularly if that story is William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies, a vicious tale about a barbaric boy-made society. The concept alone,” she continues, “disregards the point of the book!”

Get it? “The point of the book” is that boys--just boys!--are inherently bad.

Apparently the gender-swap retelling violates two key (false) claims of the Female Supremacist narrative: That women are totally peaceful and a world (or island) ruled by women would have no conflict, and that women all get along with each other. Which by the way seems to be an aspiration they wish to will into being by simply insisting that it's the reality. The stridency of the propaganda on this point has a real The Lady Doth Protest Too Much quality to it -- they seem to know that many women just do not get along, but want to imagineer a new reality into existence by claiming the world is other than it is.


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