What we talk about when we talk about post-apocalyptic stories; when the apocalypse is solved through natalist tropes

This essay will explore the post-apocalyptic genre’s pro-natalist tendencies serving as the vehicle of “hope.” It argues that colonialism and apocalypse are symptoms of pro-natalist fixations. In a similar vein of Annalee Newitz’s work Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, it¬†concludes with a brief exploration on how humanity might change when changing the narrative.¬† Be it natural … Continue reading What we talk about when we talk about post-apocalyptic stories; when the apocalypse is solved through natalist tropes