April 15, 2006

I have this great idea for a video game. It’s kind of like Super Mario Brothers 2, only it’s about eighteenth century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. You have to get past a series of misogynist, abusive husbands who throw brooms and rolling pins at you, and vindicate the rights of women. At the end of every level, a Birdo-like creature tosses babies at you (it’s a metaphor for child-rearing) and you have to escape the restraints of motherhood and reclaim your independence. Once you complete a level, a snippet of the Eurythmics’ “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” plays.

I call it “World of Wollstonecraft”