Recently a female co-worker mentioned Marilyn Vos Savant, (you remember her), and I said I didn’t read her column any more since she had written something to the effect that “men were responsible for all the great evils in the world”, which struck me as rather sexist.
My coworker just gave me ‘the look’[sup]TM[/sup] and said “Of course.”
Well this bothered me because:
a) I didn’t have a comeback.
b) I’m an equal-opportunity kind of guy, and I firmly believe that given the opportunity, women can be just as cruel, nasty, and despicable as men.
And c) I didn’t have a comeback.
So I decided to do some (a little) research. To date, however, the only evidence of female villainy I’ve come up with is a TV program I rather vaguely remember which claimed that Queen Boadicea of the Iceni slaughtered 75,000 of her countrymen (and presumably women) for collaborating with the Romans, and I haven’t found any independent support for that. So tell me Teeming Millions[sup]TM[/sup], have there been any particularly evil villainesses in history, or are we men truly the sole font, source, and authors of everything evil?