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Sat May 12, 2018, 03:17 PM

If you want to know what "sex redistribution" would look like....

Then read the Libertarian SF novel "The Rainbow Cadenza", written in 1983. The idea in execution is horrifying. Don't let the fact it is Libertarian put you off.

The Rainbow Cadenza is a science fiction novel by J. Neil Schulman which won the 1984 Prometheus Award for libertarian science fiction. It was published two years before Margaret Atwood's similarly themed The Handmaid's Tale.

The novel tells the story of Joan Darris, a laser art composer and performer, and her interactions with her society.

The novel portrays a future nominally-libertarian world government, in which many social taboos of the middle-twentieth century have been eliminated—for instance, gay marriage, drug use, sex work, and Wicca are all deemed socially acceptable. However, women, greatly outnumbered by men, are required to perform a three-year term of sexual servitude, and the "Touchables" underclass can be hunted for sport.

The main themes of the novel are social libertarianism vs. societal control, freedom of self, and what is permissible for the greater good.


The world is at peace, space travel throughout the solar system is common, but Earth nations still maintain large armies, and thus have male birthrates way out of proportion to females, as in 8-1. As a consequence men have little chance of normal sexual relations with women, marriage and fathering children. Basically the wealthy and powerful men have wives and families.

To avoid men going on rape rampages, the government "drafts" women into sexual slavery. No distinction is made concerning women's sexual orientation or their choice, they all to have to serve for 3 years. Once their term of service is over, women can gain great political, sexual and economic power. The head of the World Government is a women, termed "The First Lady".

Once drafted they are taught sexual skills to please men, and are placed into a setting (think high rise bordello) where they have to "service" approximately 35 men a week. The males are all graded by penis size to avoid hurting the women.

The heroine eventually gains revenge by humiliating a great statesman, and escapes to the outer solar system, where sex slavery does not exist.

I think Schulman got the idea from WWII and the Japanese "Comfort Women" who were Korean women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese.

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