Monday, June 13, 2022

Reader's Diary #3017 - Genia Blum: Stench of the Reptile

Genia Blum's short story "Stench of the Reptile" is a fascinating story in it's use of lizard people as a metaphor. For what? I'm not entirely sure yet, but early indications suggest it's for "the other woman," a dehumanizing of women who sleep with other women's men, directing anger upon them rather than the men themselves. But it would take a few more reads to confirm and to decide whether or not the metaphor holds up under scrutiny. In the meantime, it's certainly an entertaining story.

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