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Watching on Amazon Prime... It's the one with two stories in one season. The second feature is a story about aliens and their attempt to impregnate humans, over the course of many decades, to create a human-alien hybrid. There's a hilarious appearance by Sarah Paulson as Mamie Eisenhower. In short, a group of young people, two men, and two women, get abducted by aliens and impregnated (and this includes the males, whose biggest worry seems to be "how is this baby going to come out of me?") Three of the four youths have imperfect hybrids which are immediately killed, along with the parent. The fourth, a woman, delivered a perfect hybrid. The aliens then immediately remove her head (replacing it with some sort of robot head/metal ball, to keep the body alive) and keep her body, so they can rapidly breed more hybrids which will then take over the earth.

The whole " keep the body, remove the head" seemed so deeply misogynistic. Why not have one of the male characters deliver the perfect hybrid? Why was it the woman who was turned into a literal baby making factory? And this woman, btw, was a semi Luddite, who was trying to reject technology I'd love to discuss with others who have seen this season of AHS.

Watching on Amazon Prime... It's the one with two stories in one season. The second feature is a story about aliens and their attempt to impregnate humans, over the course of many decades, to create a human-alien hybrid. There's a hilarious appearance by Sarah Paulson as Mamie Eisenhower. In short, a group of young people, two men, and two women, get abducted by aliens and impregnated (and this includes the males, whose biggest worry seems to be "how is this baby going to come out of me?") Three of the four youths have imperfect hybrids which are immediately killed, along with the parent. The fourth, a woman, delivered a perfect hybrid. The aliens then immediately remove her head (replacing it with some sort of robot head/metal ball, to keep the body alive) and keep her body, so they can rapidly breed more hybrids which will then take over the earth. The whole " keep the body, remove the head" seemed so deeply misogynistic. Why not have one of the male characters deliver the perfect hybrid? Why was it the woman who was turned into a literal baby making factory? And this woman, btw, was a semi Luddite, who was trying to reject technology I'd love to discuss with others who have seen this season of AHS.

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I haven't seen it but..

Why was it the woman who was turned into a literal baby making factory?

Maybe being more realistic makes it more horrifying? I'm not a big horror fan but one thing I think is interesting about it is how it tends to bring up really dark aspects of everyday life that are normally too depressing or taboo to dwell on.

I saw it as a defense of women's righteous anger over abortion rights...

Some of us have accused pro-birthers of thinking of women as brood mares. That's what the aliens did...but with their tech. It was a creepy-ass image. I felt like including the guys in the inpregnations was for weird factor...and just maybe, an attempt to not look misogynistic. But honestly, in the end, the writers know who would suffer the most in a breeding program, I felt. But I dunno, that's just how it struck me.

Ever read the original Dune series? SPOILERS. There was a similar subplot in the later books. The inhabitants of one planet kept mentioning "tanks" they use to create clones. Everyone else also notices that they never met a female from the planet. It turns out the "tanks" are women who were put into comas for the soul purpose of breeding experiments. So chilling.