Macho Men Punished, Trained as Animals
During the heroic age, hypermasculinity was once a virtue. A man must be physically strong, tough, without pity. Males were openly self-serving. Selfishness was an admired trait.
Men basked in their pride. Women despised men.
Women were used casually, discarded and ignored. A separate female culture evolved.
Sex was violent. Male lust sated, women were mostly left alone. Daughters were insignificant. Men removed their sons. Boys grew up with men, away from the weakness of the female.
Men laughed when women practiced with weapons. Even when women showed skill, men derided them.
Primitive science evolved. Women hid inventions from men. If men learned of explosives, their incessant warfare would become even more bloody and savage.
Women planned. For decades, they laid the groundwork. They wanted revenge. Masculine authority would be subverted. Men would live in chains.
Male brutality could not be conquered with mercy. The human population was small. War was the chief male activity. Men died young.
Women struck. They had hoarded explosives. Catapults threw bombs. Landing in the male quarters, the explosion killed most men. Crude guns enabled women to assassinate survivors.
Male courage failed. The small surviving male population surrendered. Women had also hoarded chains, shackles and cells. Swiftly men were bound and made helpless.
If men were not necessary for procreation, the male gender might have perished that day. Women had no idealistic goals. Their aim was pragmatic. To keep men subdued.
Women saw men as beasts. Under their control men would be useful animals.
Macho ideology caused even the chained and defeated men to resist. Retraining males required pain.
Under women’s whips, men learned to forget pride and beg for mercy. Unhesitating, obsequious behavior was the lesson of the lashes.
Men spent their days doing manual labor. Devastation was cleared; new buildings rose. Exhausted men could not rebel. Sixteen-hour workdays were common.
There were no large mammals. Men became draft animals. Men pulled carts and plows. Women rode on their backs.
The first new structures were barracks for men. Each man had a small stall. Pillories held men in place during sleep. Life without comforts or freedom or movement kept men mindful of their status as chattels.
Within three generations, female rule was taken for granted. Men were never told of their past. They believed their kind had always been slaves. They could not imagine freedom.