From: "Jeff Veyera"
Subject: RE: (urth) DOORS: The hive-like society Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 09:51:23 -0800 Mantis- I read TAD a little differently. I ascribe women's hatred of the dolls to hatred of competition. In Otherworld, competition is literally killer. In our world, a woman typically competes against other women for the affections of one man. In Otherworld, where copulation equals death for the male, she must not only compete with the other unattached women, but ALL women who wish to have a child. On top of this, men, fearing death, have taken to Goddess worship and the safe companionship of dolls to fill the void typically filled by women. Is it any wonder they'd be so angry at the very sight of a doll? I also wonder whether it is ejaculation or intercourse with a woman which brings on death. I suspect the latter, or one nocturnal emission would be the end of civilization. This would also lend more strength to my argument above, and to your notion that North might be homosexual. It would certainly follow in any society where heterosexual sex meant death that a large number might prefer the alternative. -- --