Is the Handmaid’s Tale A Prediction?
In The Handmaid’s Tale Americans — and women especially — were gradually stripped of their rights, with little protest.
A small march here or there.
Is “The Handmaid’s Tale” a prediction?
Author Margaret Atwood is commonly asked that question. Read the rest of this entry
Women Who Are Sexist Against Women
Women and men, alike, shouted “Lock her up!” and “Trump that bitch!” at Trump’s GOP Convention last summer.
Some women wore shirts bellowing, “Trump can grab my pussy!”
People often confuse patriarchy with men. But they aren’t the same thing.
Plenty of men fight against patriarchy/sexism. And plenty of women are sexist.
Why are women sometimes sexist? Read the rest of this entry
No Abortion — But No Birth Control, Either
In the Handmaid’s Tale the post-apocalyptic, post-US Republic of Gilead strips women of rights over their bodies.
Republicans today seem hellbent on turning that fiction into fact. Read the rest of this entry
Handmaid’s Tale Reflects US In Dark Mirror
The disturbing Handmaid’s Tale (April 26 on Hulu) holds a dark mirror up to America and other societies in the world today.
I’ll write more later on the parallels I see. What do you see? Read the rest of this entry