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A central project of many feminist utopias is the ‘Great Divorce,’ that is, the attempt to eliminate men from the ideal society through androcide, exile, or chemical alterations. By applying the problems, as well as benefits, entailed in the ‘Great Divorce’ to those of secession, one can measure costs and benefits in the founding of new states and evaluate traditional arguments for and against secession. It may also be possible to use the clarified secessionist positions to reevaluate the ‘Great Divorce’ as a solution.