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The Intergalactic Consortium of Angry Housewives is an alliance of married women from many worlds who are sick to the teeth of their husbands for a variety of reasons such as leaving the toilet seat up, squeezing the toothpaste from the middle, and forgetting their wedding anniversary. These housewives are tired of ending nearly every argument with the phrase "You just don't get it, do you?" especially seeing as their husbands usually interpret this to be a rhetorical question and act accordingly by turning up the volume on the television.

From just a handful of members, the Consortium grew quickly by offering exceptionally good homemade cookies to new recruits. As it expanded it grew ever more ambitious and soon added to its demands that anyone stepping across the threshold of the kitchen would bear chocolate. The Consortium as a whole decided to reform the entire universe and as relatively high percentage of its members were Androgenans, it sent several thousand women first to planet Terra Androgena, where sexism was correctly perceived to be widespread and ingrained in society. Across the planet they gave impassioned speeches about equality, respect, and behaving in a civilized fashion at the dinner table. Unfortunately they were unaware of just how high tensions were already running, and their rhetoric touchded off a series of conflicts which quickly escalated into the Great Gender War.

Unable to quell the violence, the Consortium quickly pulled out before it could sustain heavy casualties and took some time to re-evaluate its tactics. It was eventually decided that the simplest way to accomplish its goals would be to simply change the way mens' brains worked, and to this end it commissioned the supercomputer Deep Thought to produce a Point of View Gun that would do just that. It was quickly also decided to make sure the guns could not be used on women, for civilizations throughout the universe could have collapsed if they were all made to put up their feet and forget the housework. Deep Thought delivered six guns to them with the warning that seeing things from someone else's point of view could be dangerous. What the Consortium did with these guns and what became of them is unknown.