The theocratic Gilead of The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) devalued and disempowered women and forced them from the public sphere.
It all happened gradually… drip, drip…
Mirroring what some in the (probably more fundamentalist Christian branch of the) Republican party try to do today.
Like their fight against birth control, which keeps women in the home and dependent, as we’ve seen.
But there’s more. Here’s a sampler: Read the rest of this entry
Fertile women of Gilead’s Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu, airing today) were not seen as people. They were mere vessels carrying the babies of men.
Too many theocratic Republican legislators see women the same way today.
Like Oklahoma Rep. Justin Henry who asserted:
I understand that they (women) feel like that is their body (but) what I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.
Women don’t have bodies. They are incubators for other people’s bodies.
Do baby girls have bodies until they become fertile and then lose them? Read the rest of this entry