The Disposable Man is a feminist satire that pokes fun at the current American political scene and gender politics as well. The play is set in the near future in the USA after cataclysmic earthquakes, fracking, flooding, and other climate changes have reshaped America into separate states. Texas has seceded from the union and renamed itself Texas-by-God; the Midwest is renamed White USA; and San Francisco is now the Floating Island of San Francisco.
Due to several factors, including the "man flu," no babies are being born. The leaders of Texas-by-God and White USA implement draconian measures to combat the problem: they abolish all birth control and curtail women's rights, insisting that girls as young as 13 marry and produce babies, among other measures. As a result, many women relocate to the Floating Island of San Francisco, which for some mysterious reason, the men are unable to invade. The women insist that they will not return to the men's world until their demands to end war, rape, and sexual slavery are met, and reproductive rights are granted to women. The play focuses on the negotiations between the men and women.
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