Vox

The Borneo Post - Good English - - Short Story Section - By Christina Dalcher

Set in an Amer­ica where half the pop­u­la­tion has been si­lenced, VOX is the har­row­ing, un­for­get­table story of what one wo­man will do to pro­tect her­self and her daugh­ter.

On the day the gov­ern­ment de­crees that women are no longer al­lowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClel­lan is in de­nial—this can’t hap­pen here. Not in Amer­ica. Not to her.

This is just the beginning.

Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Fe­males no longer have a voice. Be­fore, the av­er­age per­son spoke six­teen thou­sand words a day, but now women only have one hun­dred to make them­selves heard.

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