Not long ago, one of the members of my group on Facebook informed me that due to the coming collapse of capitalism, she had prepared a group of people who would be willing to join her in South Africa to build a society based around the utopian novel called "Herland." Apparently, no men are allowed and it is the ultimate feminist nation supposedly.
What do you all think? How long would a society under the leadership and membership of women alone last?
Here's what I think:
1. Leadership would be comprised of people who passionately believe in the core values of Herland.
2. Those leaders would only let people of likeminded views to join their community.
3. The community would fiercely be opposed to any kind of outside influences, particularly ones that the leadership felt would threaten their position on the values of Herland.
4. Being as in-vitro fertilization is the current method for impregnating women without actually needing a physical man present, this would be the preferred method of choice for the women in this community.
5. I'm not really sure what the education system would be like except that it might mainly consist of children being taught the values and beliefs of Herland and how to practice them. Nothing much though beyond that; maybe reading, writing, and arithmetic. Don't know for sure.
6. The main problem would rise when the children start asking the parents where they came from. To be honest, I can't imagine what I'd do if I was told that I came from a freezer. So maybe some kind of story would need to be made up so that the kids wouldn't feel so bad about where they came from. Don't know really--and I don't want to think about it.
Ultimately, I think that it might last a couple of years, like three or so, maybe five if they're lucky, ten if they're intelligent. and fifteen if they're REALLY capable at leading.
What do you all think?