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Women Wore ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes To The Texas Senate Floor
Huffington Post ^ | 3/20/17 | Catherine Pearson

Posted on 03/20/2017 3:16:37 PM PDT by EdnaMode

On Monday, the Texas Senate considered several abortion-related bills, including Senate Bill 415, a bill that would effectively ban a safe and common procedure used for second trimester abortions, which anti-choice legislators have taken to calling a “dismemberment abortion ban.” It passed and will now head to the House.

The Senate also inched forward with Senate Bill 25 ― the bill that would effectively allow doctors to lie to pregnant women if they detect a fetal anomaly and are concerned their patient might have an abortion ― and that will head for a final vote on the floor soon.

But in the Senate chambers on Monday, a group of Texas women were having none of it.

Activists headed to the Texas Senate chambers decked out in full red robes, in homage to characters in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood’s classic (and suddenly distressingly relevant) feminist tome.

(Excerpt) Read more at huffingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; handmaids; handmaidstale; hollywood
Starting to get sick and tired of Hulu politicizing this new series Handmaid's Tale, where according to producers and cast, women in the United States are now oppressed.
1 posted on 03/20/2017 3:16:37 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

I defy the readers of that book to EVERY show me one time in history where women have been treated like they are in that book in a Christian society. They can’t.

The author of that book confused Islam with Christianity.

Even so the book is FICTION - Fiction means it isn’t real.


2 posted on 03/20/2017 3:20:53 PM PDT by Fai Mao (I still want to see The PIAPS in prison)
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To: Fai Mao

Ever not EVERY


3 posted on 03/20/2017 3:21:52 PM PDT by Fai Mao (I still want to see The PIAPS in prison)
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To: Fai Mao
A glimpse into the thinking of the little Robespierres who call themselves the "left":

Unless the government is paying for abortions and abortifacient medications, then Handmaid's Tale is what is happening for all practical purposes.

I would further observe that people on the left in fact desire to lose control, to lose free will. They are voluptularies for coercion, even while they disclaim it. This is part of the reason that they hate God, or reconcile their innate spiritual longing with God-hatred by bending religion toward worldly, sociopolitical purposes.

4 posted on 03/20/2017 3:32:23 PM PDT by oblomov (We have passed the point where "law," properly speaking, has any further application. - C. Thomas)
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To: Fai Mao

“Even so the book is FICTION - Fiction means it isn’t real.”

Reality and the “feminist tome” are mutually exclusive concepts!!!


5 posted on 03/20/2017 3:32:49 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: EdnaMode

Roe verses Wade was an abomination against true constitutional law. Five black robed justices decided a “right to privacy” gave a right to abortion.

The right of life and death is a state level function. Some states exact the death penalty for certain crimes and others do not for any crimes. This is the absolute right of each and individual state. If you take the right to abortion as a function of right to privacy I would have the right to kill my wife or she kill me in the privacy of our home. This is insane logic as was the decision of Roe verses Wade.

I abhor abortion but at the same time know these decisions of law are the perv u of the states and not the Federal Government. When the Supreme Court rips the constitution asunder no one has constitutional rights as we at that time are but serfs to the Federal State.


6 posted on 03/20/2017 3:33:18 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: EdnaMode

I guess these idiot women didn’t read the book or see the original movie-in both, the young women were rounded up, taken away from their husbands if married, given to some leader called a “commander”-old enough to be their grandfather, then forced into sex with him and impregnated-and if born healthy, their kid was given to the commander’s legal wife-if it was defective, it was killed...

I’m pretty sure there is nothing like that being proposed by the Texas senate-those women are jumping the shark...


7 posted on 03/20/2017 3:42:33 PM PDT by Texan5 (`"You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: cpdiii

# 6

Nailed it. Outstanding post...


8 posted on 03/20/2017 3:42:38 PM PDT by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: EdnaMode

Considering that book was written in 1985 and how drastic things have changed since then (when even then it was hysterical fear-mongering of the Religious Right), I think this is incredibly stupid.

What do they have to freak out about anymore? They culture has shifted so far to the left that it’s a joke, because Christianity isn’t outright banned yet?


9 posted on 03/20/2017 3:43:44 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: EdnaMode

Oh noes Christianity is gonna put your women in garbage bags and treat them like chattel... Wait wrong religion... I was thinking of ISLAM

10 posted on 03/20/2017 3:47:11 PM PDT by GraceG (Only a fool works hard in an environment where hard work is not appreciated...)
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To: EdnaMode
If feminism was a movement genuinely dedicated to the female and not the abomination the 60's gave us, it would celebrate woman's unique gift to conceive and nurture life.

The real power women have by virtue of their fertility is to shape generations of humankind.

11 posted on 03/20/2017 3:49:05 PM PDT by floozy22 (Edward Snowden - American Hero)
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To: cpdiii

There is no “right” to ever kill human beings in the USA unless they have been stripped of their Constitutional God-given Natural Rights by a court of law with a jury of their peers.

Majority (democracy) “votes” can NEVER strip away Natural Rights that come from the Creator—EVER. Majority “votes” of a state, can’t make sodomy into a “virtue” which ignores reason and logic (can’t be removed from a Just Law)-—and pretend two males sodomizing each other is “Good” and a “Marriage” which is totally insane and forcing satanism or paganism or hedonism into our “Virtue” System which makes it into a Vice System. It is as insane as killing ones own genetic offspring.

The Marxists are making Words meaningless and destroying Language so they can literally destroy the Constitution and make slavery into freedom and Vice into Virtue. It is ALL unconstitutional and evil.

A “Just Law” can NEVER promote vice, theft, etc., and behaviors which are evil-—it will no longer be a “just” law since Justice is the Queen of Virtue as outlined by Christianity and Natural Law Theory-—the basis of American Law and Common Law and Common Sense.

We are a constitutional Republic—never a democracy which is tyranny of the majority—and we can NEVER strip a human being of a Natural Right from God, which predates all government.


12 posted on 03/20/2017 3:53:59 PM PDT by savagesusie (When Law ceases to be Just, it ceases to be Law. (Thomas A./Founders/John Marshall)/Nuremberg)
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To: EdnaMode

Just goes to show you all that these people don’t really have real jobs like the rest of us.........they have too much time to fool around and blab thinking up all this horse shit to do.
Let them have a real job and try this histrionic behavior and farting around wearing costumes and crap.


13 posted on 03/20/2017 3:54:29 PM PDT by doc maverick (I)
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To: GraceG

No visible face = no entry. It’s that simple. No telling what those ragheads are doing under that blanket.


14 posted on 03/20/2017 3:54:54 PM PDT by meyer (The Constitution says what it says, and it doesn't say what it doesn't say.)
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To: EdnaMode

15 posted on 03/20/2017 3:56:02 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: EdnaMode

What’s the handmaid’s tale ???


16 posted on 03/20/2017 4:10:09 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Texan5

sounds like Mormonism...


17 posted on 03/20/2017 4:11:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: EdnaMode

“Women Wore ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes To The Texas Senate Floor”

Maybe they secretly fantasize about being forced to submit to an Alpha Male.


18 posted on 03/20/2017 4:11:50 PM PDT by PLMerite (Lord, let me die fighting lions. Amen)
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To: EdnaMode

“Handmaid’s Tale” was one of the most moronic books of the last 50 years. Ironically, the people who most closely conform to her notion of “breeders” are people who supply children, or genetic material, to or for homosexuals.


19 posted on 03/20/2017 4:52:11 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Tennessee Nana
"What’s the handmaid’s tale ???"

A novel during the Reagan years that predicted a dystopia in which women would be forced to be involuntary breeders for fascist Christian theocrats.
20 posted on 03/20/2017 4:54:20 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: PLMerite

I guess it’s better than furry vaginas, but those stupid twats don’t speak for a majority of women. They’ve never spoken for me.


21 posted on 03/20/2017 4:56:46 PM PDT by 1scrappymom (No, I am not a Republican. I am a CONSERVATIVE. PROUD ARMY MOM)
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To: Salvation

Ahh ... looking at that picture, I wouldn’t select any of those women to contribute to the genetics of my children...not a single one of them.


22 posted on 03/20/2017 5:01:20 PM PDT by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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To: Salvation

Is it wrong that I burst out laughing at them?


23 posted on 03/20/2017 5:11:18 PM PDT by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: EdnaMode

Send them to Saudi Arabia and let them feel what it’s really like.


24 posted on 03/20/2017 5:27:58 PM PDT by struggle (The)
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To: EdnaMode

It is the penultimate example of liberal secularists looking at Christians of fear of a potential theocracy rising up to oppress everyone and create what Islam has done repeatedly in the modern world from ISIS to the Taliban to Boko Haram to Iran to Saudi Arabia.


25 posted on 03/20/2017 5:30:48 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: bgill

I laughed, too!


26 posted on 03/20/2017 5:31:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

That one on the left would bring good money by the pound.

Ain’t nobody gone breed her anyway, however much she might wish.


27 posted on 03/20/2017 5:40:53 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fai Mao
I defy the readers of that book to EVERY show me one time in history where women have been treated like they are in that book in a Christian society. They can’t.

Like or hate her, Atwood did her homework.

i can find much of the stuff she wrote about in "extremists" of every persuasion from the World Council of Churches, to Milo Yianniopoulos, to Pat Robertson, et. al.

We don't notice it because those people are NOT in power.

However, Margaret Atwood DID recognise that not all religious --specifically Christian people-- were following the government line in her book. You see constant reference in both the book and film adaptation to "Southern Baptist Guerillas" attacking government installations and forces.

i really don't care for where Atwood took the book at the end. The characters sounded too much like present day snowflakes to me. However she was correct in that such a tyranny would collapse of it's own weight rather than foreign invasion.

28 posted on 03/20/2017 5:50:53 PM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: Fai Mao

Margaret Atwood is an overrated self-important blowhard with the writing talent of a blind shrew.

I remember having to read some of her drivel in high school.

Droning on and on about G_d only knows what for pages.

I read about 1/3 of the book (I can’t even remember the title) and quit the class.


29 posted on 03/20/2017 7:03:17 PM PDT by Don W ( When blacks riot, neighborhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: EdnaMode

In college they kept trying to force me to read this book in various classes. I can get through things I don’t agree with, I finished the Koran for example. But this book is just so boring I don’t think I ever got past 50 pages.


30 posted on 03/20/2017 11:09:47 PM PDT by BestPresidentEver
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To: BestPresidentEver

The critics have screened the first three episodes and are raving about it. But I think it’s more to do with the political agenda than anything else.


31 posted on 03/21/2017 9:01:14 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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