Letter: The female is more deadly than the male

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Sir: Marina Warner ('Monstrous mothers', 27 January) gives us one reading of Jurassic Park which reveals the female as 'lethal - and fertile . . . women . . . out of control'. But an alternative reading would be that the threat of Jurassic Park was not from the female per se, but from the very existence of male dinosaurs (a mutation of the female - Eden revised) and the coded certainty that males will implant their seed.

Myths do reinforce current prejudice, but only through subjective interpretation: they will lend support to most any philosophy.

Yours sincerely,


West Linton, Peebleshire