Avoiding Jordan (Was: Re: POTD question...)

Sat Jan 25 17:31:25 PST 2003

On Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 06:12:15PM -0500, Gaertk at aol.com wrote:
> The thing you have to understand about this series is that in
> that universe, it is not possible for men and women to 
> cooperate or even understand each other.

This must be emphasized -- it is literally *impossible*.  The two 
sexes have two separate-but-equal sources of magic.  The greatest 
works of magic were worked in cooperation with both sources, but 
that has not been permitted for about 3000 years.  The male half 
of that power has been "tainted" by the Dark Lord for the same 
amount of time.  The nature and behavior of those two power 
sources is explicitly described as sex-linked.

In other words, the greatest accomplishment of Evil in this world 
is to create a situation of female dominance and gender role 
conflict throughout human society.

That doesn't stop a lot of the female characters from being 
hideously fucking annoying.  It's gotten to the point where I 
wish Jordan would just kill most of them off and rebuild from the 
ruins somehow.

Matthew Hunter (matthew at infodancer.org)
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