Alien (4)
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of an allegorical tale. She is the everywoman that has built a successful career in a male-dominated environment, and then gone on to defeat the scourge of forcible penetration. But, it can also be viewed in terms of the politicization of the female reproductive system. The Xenomorph lives to multiply, and it requires host bodies to do so.  The methods it employs – stripping its victims of their bodily autonomy and their right to self-determination – speak to the way in which women around the world continue to be oppressed through legislation governing their uteri. From the specific subject of reproductive rights, to the broader issue of taxation, to the tragic lack of access to safe toileting facilities and clean water – the physical sovereignty of women is continually under siege on a global scale,...

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