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Misandrist Sci-Fi Novel Wins $40,000 Literary Award

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Feminists often claim that misandry, otherwise knows as the hatred of men, is a myth. Despite some feminists openly advocating for rounding men up and putting them in concentration camps where they’ll only be used for manual labor and breeding purposes (Yes, really), most feminists claim that their crowd doesn’t really hate men or something. In fact, many often claim that feminism actually helps men.

Further, the literary field that is often lamenting the lack of publication of women and minority authors — in an industry dominated by liberals, I might add — claims it doesn’t push a political view with anything it does.

Of course, perhaps they can explain why a novel with such a blatantly misandrist theme won a $40,000 prize without any of the supposedly woke sisterhood saying crap about it?

From Heat Street:

A sci-fi book set in a fantasy world where all women suddenly gain the ability to kill men with a single touch has won a major fiction prize.

The Power, by Naomi Alderman, was announced last night as the winner of the Bailey’s Prize for women’s fiction, which carries prize money of £30,000 (about $40,000).

It describes an alternate future in which women find themselves endowed with deadly, electrical superpowers.

Early in the “feminist science fiction” novel, by former Guardian writer Alderman, an unexplained event means women can suddenly fire electrical blasts from their fingertips, inflicting huge pain – and death – on men.

Now, let’s consider for a moment what the world would be like if a man wrote a novel like this about men gaining this kind of power and using it on women. There would be wailings and lamentations and all that jazz, and not without understandable reason. After all, a novel that seems to relish violence against women would be rather alarming.

However, you don’t reverse the sins of the past by revisiting them. You can’t erase injustices done to a group by committing injustices on the group you blame for previous wrongs. All that does is keep the pendulum swinging back and forth, over and over, with nothing really being accomplished.

Alderman’s novel, which won’t come out in the U.S. until October 2017, may be billed as female empowerment, but that billing being accurate is as unlikely as President Trump giving up his Twitter account.

While The Power will probably pick up a few more award nominations, and possibly win, it will solidify the resolve of those who believe the publishing industry and the award crowd are hopeless biased toward progressives. Not that they needed any more evidence, but that doesn’t stop lefty publishing from giving them plenty.