Navigating women scientist &unnatural selection through :The Nest (1987) and Splice (2006)
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AbstractThe Nest (1987) and Splice (2006) use fear as a method of generating anxiety, helpless, and even hostility towards its subject_the female scientists. This character stereotype is the source of treacherous and destructive acts that jeopardize the future of the environment and the human race. These female villains have desires deemed unnatural by traditional conservative society, are destructive to the environment, and operate outside the norm of both social and biological ecology. This paper argues that the stereotype of female scientist as portrayed in The Nest and Splice is destructive to the cultural progress of women. In addition both films assert that women scientists are at fault for changes in the natural world and thus have a negative effect on humanities ability to survive. Ultimately humanity will fail to exterminate the unnatural species we have created and we must adjust and accommodate for a new existence.
CitationTiffany, D. (2021). Navigating women scientist & unnatural selection through The Nest (1987) and Splice (2006). International Journal of Fear Studies, 3(1), 35-44
FacultyWerklund School of Education
PublisherIn Search of Fearlessness Research Institute
The Fearology Institute
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