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Earth is the father.
And your father...
Has cast you out.
For your trespasses...
Your gluttony...
Your pride...
Your weakness...
And your wickedness...
Are such that you are beyond correction or castigation. Like a cancer you must be excised from the world that bore you. For the well-being of us all...
Lest your sickness spread.
- The History Teacher
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Bitch Planet is a 2014 comic book series written by Kelly Sue DeConnick with art by Valentine DeLandro, published by Image Comics. The world is a No Woman's Land, where women who are ruled Non-Compliant are sent to the Auxiliary Compliance Outpost, popularly known as Bitch Planet. The resulting comic is a feminist send-up of the Girls Behind Bars genre.


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  • The Big Girl: Penny Rolle.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Marian Collins
  • The Empire: The New Protectorate. Its predecessor used to be The Republic, staying non-racist and keeping gender equality as the rest of the world did away with both, until the Council took over.
  • Expanded States of America: The New Protectorate seems to encompass both the territory of the United States of America and Japan.
  • Fictional Sport: Averted. "Duemila" or "Megaton" is explicitly stated in the comic to be based on the Italian "calcio storico", a primitive form of football still occasionally played in Italy, especially in Florence, which is basically a cross between rugby and mixed martial arts (any means of tackling an opponent is legitimate except for sucker punching and kicks to the head, and any player can attack any player on the opposing team whether they have the ball or not).
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  • Girls Behind Bars: The primary setting of the comic.
  • La Résistance: The Children of Eleanor Doane, named for the last President of the Protectorate before the Council of Fathers took over.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Marian Collins is ordered killed by The Council of Fathers to make up for the mistaken arrest of Mr. Collins's wife.
  • No Woman's Land: Non-Compliant women go to Bitch Planet. Non-compliance can include things like murder, driving your husband to an affair, and being overweight.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The Council of Fathers seems to be this so far.
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: Played with. Marian Collins and her husband are talking to other people about how she was mistakenly sent to Bitch Planet and she didn't deserve it. Until it's revealed that he was talking about his new wife, Dawn, who got caught up in the situation by mistake.
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  • Our Presidents Are Different: (Deposed) President Eleanor Doane is President Action, holding her own and leading the inmates during the Prison Riot
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: The Council of Fathers, in addition to being sexist, is racist as well, and interracial relationships are banned. Transgender people are also implied to be oppressed.
  • Penal Colony: The setting, a prison planet.
  • Recycled INSPACE: It's Girls Behind Bars on a Prison Planet.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Mr. Collins got into this situation by trying to fix his marital situation with a bribe. He then needs to pay another bribe to repair what went wrong the first time.
  • Shout-Out: When Kamau gets a book with hidden messages inside of it, one of them is "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum."
  • Slave Brand: The "Non-compliant" tattoo serves this purpose.
  • Stepford Suburbia: The world seems to look like this on the surface.


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