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  • MSNBC's Symone Sanders Warns: If Trump Wins, Women Will Dress Like Handmaids

    03/17/2024 3:54:15 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 105 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say what you might about Donald Trump, but one thing he is not is a Puritan. This is the man whose romantic escapades filled the pages of New York tabloids for decades. For gosh sakes, Trump's the former owner of the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, where contestants paraded in swimsuits! So Symone Sanders-Townsend's attempt to scare voters by claiming that if Trump is elected, America will be turned into a dystopian world in which women are forced to wear long, loose dresses, and cover their hair with hoods, was ludicrous: "If people are not paying attention, and we...
  • People Prone to Anger Are ‘More Likely’ to Believe Conspiracy Theories, New Research Suggests

    06/30/2023 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 70 replies
    People ^ | 6/30/2023 | Abigail Adams
    In a report published in the Journal of Research in Personality, researchers from Australia and Poland suggested that individuals who are more susceptible to anger are more susceptible to conspiracy beliefs, no matter how specific or general they might be. The studies come after researchers noticed a rise in conspiracy theories and beliefs after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a subject that was directly addressed in two of the four studies conducted with Polish and American participants.
  • Suit against fertility clinic shows the lunacy of surrogacy after gays get a girl instead of the boy they ordered The wrong embryo was implanted into their 'gestational carrier,' the same-sex partners contend.

    07/09/2022 3:05:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 9, 2022 | Jonathon Van Maren
    (LifeSiteNews) — Last month, a photo of a “maternity” shoot went viral. It depicted two gay men holding hands, beaming at into each other’s eyes, with a pregnant young woman in a red dress in the background. The caption: “We did a ‘maternity’ shoot and it came out great!” The woman was a surrogate; she’d been paid to carry a child created with sperm and an egg donor for the two men. The online reaction — which soon escalated into the millions — was immediate. “This is some Handmaid stuff right here,” wrote conservative commentator Bethany Mandel. She’s not wrong....
  • Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood says forcing women to give birth to babies they don't want is SLAVERY as she slams the Supreme Court's plans to strike down Roe v. Wade

    05/08/2022 9:57:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 9, 2022 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Celebrated author Margaret Atwood says ‘enforced childbirth is slavery’ in response to the leaked draft decision from the Supreme Court that could potentially overturn the Roe v. Wade. Atwood, 82, has seen her seminal work The Handmaid's Tale - and the recent TV adaptation - become oft-cited by liberals warning of the consequences of conservative policies on social issues. Activists will often dress like characters from the show at protests. In an edited extract from her new book Burning Questions published in The Guardian Sunday, Atwood made the point that anti-abortion laws could force women to choose 'illegal' forms of...
  • Kavanaugh already Votes with the Dems

    04/04/2021 5:29:01 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 104 replies
    Vanity | 04/04/2021 | Vanity
    I bring this up because I haven’t seen it anywhere on TV or the Press. Kavanaugh (Supremes) already Votes with the Dems.
  • Amy Coney Barrett Holds Press Conference In Handmaid's Tale Costume Just To Mess With Liberals

    09/30/2020 5:57:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 25, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Shortlisted for Trump's Supreme Court appointment, Judge Amy Coney Barrett held a press conference today where she wore a Handmaid's Tale costume just to freak the Left out. Barrett walked out in the red cloak and white bonnet, causing most of the reporters gathered to pass out instantly. "If selected to serve on the Supreme Court, I look forward to forcing women to have babies and ushering in a Catholic theocracy," she said, holding back laughter. "In fact, the first decision I want to hand down is that women who don't have at least seven babies will be executed."
  • A Handmaid’s Tale is The Protocols of the Elders of Zion for Christians

    09/27/2020 2:45:07 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 27 replies
    Stream ^ | October 27, 2018 | Joe Long
    A Handmaid’s Tale is becoming, for American Christians, what the Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been for Jews. Margaret Atwood’s dystopian 1985 novel tells stories of women living in a hellish American theocracy. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion claimed to be the minutes of a secret Jewish conspiracy meeting, held late in the 1800s. Protocols was written as slanderous propaganda, intended to justify hatred. Whatever Atwood intended, that’s become the role A Handmaid’s Tale increasingly plays here — especially now that it’s a hit Netflix show.
  • No, Judge No, Amy Coney Barrett Doesn't Belong to a Catholic Group That Inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale' Doesn't Belong to a Catholic Group That Inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    09/22/2020 9:28:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/22/2020 | Jim Treacher
    AP Feed What would Americans do without our stalwart, truth-telling heroes in the press? Those diligent fact-checkers make sure we get the most accurate information possible so we can stay informed. And as we head toward the bitterest, most contentious election since the last one, with a vacant Supreme Court seat to make it even more interesting, we need the straight facts now more than ever. That’s why, when I saw Newsweek magazine promoting this story about possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, I had to know more: Wow. What a scoop! But is it true? Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek:...
  • Women Wear ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Costumes At Ruth Bader Ginsburg Vigil To Protest Trump And McConnell’s Actions

    09/21/2020 8:53:57 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 21, 2020 | Tom Tapp
    “He doesn’t have a lot of respect for women. We might as well be handmaids.” That was the feeling among of a group of Orange County residents who, as they gathered to mourn the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also found themselves in shock and fearful of how Donald Trump might fill her seat. In that spirit, 50-60 O.C. residents gathered at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and US Courthouse in Santa Ana on Saturday for a vigil, but also to protest. There were kids, teens and adults, about 10 of whom dressed as handmaids from Margaret...
  • This COVID-19 meme quote from Handmaid’s Tale is spot-on accurate. And the person is even wearing a mask over her mouth!

    05/15/2020 6:57:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    Wordpress ^ | May 15, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill commenting on someone else's meme
    This COVID-19 meme quote from Handmaid’s Tale is spot-on accurate. And the person is even wearing a mask over her mouth! I found this meme at this link. Click on the link to see a bigger version: https://i.redd.it/pdhed3wxszy41.pngIt says:“That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn’t even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn’t even an enemy you could put your finger on.”I don’t watch this show. But wow! That quote is about as accurate as it gets! And she’s even wearing a...
  • Author Margaret Atwood brands people who ignore the climate crisis 'sexist' – and claims women's rights and environmental issues are 'very connected'

    02/23/2020 12:23:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2020 | Monica Greep
    Author Margaret Atwood has claimed that women's rights and the climate crisis are 'very connected'. The Handmaid's Tale writer, 80, from Ottawa, Canada, insisted that action around climate change is 'very important' and credited Greta Thunberg with leading momentum around this subject. [snip] 'That and the rights of women are very connected. So the people who want to suppress women, also want to pretend there is no climate crisis. 'So if you suppress women, you suppress also some very strong voices about the climate crisis.'
  • You Will DEFINITELY Believe Who Glamour Magazine Picked as ‘Women of the Year’

    10/23/2019 11:36:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 23, 2019 | Scott Whitlock
    Is it any wonder why there’s such a disconnect between Americans and the media giants that claim to represent them? For the second time in less than a month, a magazine has declared that only liberal women make a difference. Glamour announced the 2019 Women of the Year and — surprise — no conservatives are included. Some of the winners include far-left environmental activist Greta Thunberg, anti-Trump soccer star Megan Rapinoe and apocalyptic Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood. How about female leaders like former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley or Senator/United States Air Force combat veteran Martha McSally? Of course,...
  • Margaret Atwood: Anti-abortion states should pay women who give birth

    09/22/2019 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | SEPT. 20, 2019 | Jessica Campisi
    Margaret Atwood, the bestselling author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” said Friday that states passing anti-abortion laws should pay women who give birth. In an appearance on The View, Atwood notes states are rolling back abortion rights, saying, “You’re approaching a state in which women are essentially being conscripted or drafted the way you would be conscripted or drafted into the Army … they get their food, their lodging, their clothing, their medical — all of that coverage.” She added: “If you want the state to claim ownership of women’s bodies, you should pay.” Atwood’s comments come after multiple states —...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Newsdump Update Saudi Oil Production Halved..Drone Strike

    09/14/2019 8:14:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/14/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Two major Saudi oil facilities hit by explosions and set ablaze early Saturday morning in what Iranian backed Houthi rebels are calling an attack launched by 10 drones. Reuters and Wall Street Journal are reporting with sources saying that Saudi Arabia's oil output has been reduced by half. The Houthis have been launching attacks on Saudi Arabia, which has been leading a military coalition fighting on the side of Yemen's government against the Houthi's with support from the United States and United Kingdom.... The Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says...... After leaving his job as National Security Adviser John Bolton...
  • #MeToo Cow insemination is rape, milking is sexual assault says researcher

    08/16/2019 10:51:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    www.independentsentinel.com ^ | August 16, 2019 | S. Noble
    A research paper currently being pushed by a researcher at the College of Brockport Gender Studies program wants society — feminists — to talk about the unseemly “sexual exploitation” of dairy cows in order to “fully fight gendered oppression.” The author claims the dairy industry is rife with ‘sex-based discrimination’ (of cows), and compares insemination of the cattle to “rape.” The milking of cows is, of course, “sexual assault.” This isn’t satire, so be careful, if you start buying into this, you too could be assimilated. According to Campus Reform: A paper currently being promoted by a New York University...
  • Vulture Writer Compares Photo of Melania holding Orphaned El Paso Baby to Handmaid's Tale Villain

    08/14/2019 7:18:03 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    Vulture ^ | August 14, 2019 | Valentina Valentini
    Q: When we see Serena holding Nichole, it might also call to mind the picture of Melania Trump holding the El Paso baby who was orphaned in the recent shooting. A: I don’t blame you for seeing similarities there. Anyone who feels the same way about the presidency and everything that brings up, they’re going to look at that picture and think of Serena immediately. I totally get it.
  • ‘The Handmaid’s Tale:’ Women Treated as ‘Vessels’ for Babies

    07/19/2019 8:45:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | July 17, 2019 | Lindsay Kornick
    In this latest season of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the series has been unusually spiteful towards religious people. Of course, the premise of a religious takeover of the United States forcing women into slavery was never going to be flattering, but this year has been much harsher with Christians defacing monuments and priests being called child molesters. This week, we see a retread of the old pro-choice claim that pro-lifers and religious people treat women as “vessels” for growing babies. The July 17 episode “Heroic” focuses mostly on the hospitalization of the pregnant Handmaid Ofmatthew (Ashleigh LaThrop). Last week, she...
  • Yvonne Strahovski On Reproductive Rights And Life Imitating Art ("we have mass shootings every day")

    07/07/2019 4:44:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Elle Australia ^ | July 6, 2019 | Hannah James
    Yvonne Strahovski scooped Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics' Circle nominations for her star turn as the villainous Serena Joy in The Handmaid's Tale, which famously tackles the role of patriarchy and religion in suppressing women's rights. And the Sydney-born actor is happy to comment on the increasing similarities between the fictional dystopia and our current reality: "There are things happening now that directly reflect the themes of the show. It's a scary world we're living in," she says. Of the current debate raging in the US over women's reproductive rights, she says, "No one and no law has the right...
  • ‘The Handmaid’s Tale:’ Baptism Just Being Sanctified By ‘Holier-Than-Thou Child Molesters’

    06/14/2019 7:52:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | June 14, 2019 | Lindsay Kornick
    We’re all perfectly aware that Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale doesn’t like Christianity. Why else would it paint the religion as a part of a theological dictatorship where women are treated like cattle, child brides are legal and men beat their wives? After all, it’s not like the show’s going to acknowledge those are very real things in the Islamic world today. Instead, we get a moment trashing Catholic priests and Christians right before taking part in a baptism in the latest episode. The June 12 episode “God Bless The Child” starts with preparation for the dedication of all the newborn...
  • Suicidal ‘Handmaid’ turns out to be a red umbrella

    05/22/2019 3:00:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 21, 2019 | By Tamar Lapin and Tina Moore
    A New Yorker called 911 when she thought she saw a person in the iconic red robes from “The Handmaid’s Tale” on the ledge of a Manhattan building Tuesday — but it turned out to be just be a crimson umbrella on a rooftop. “This morning I called 911 because I thought a woman dressed as a handmaid was about to jump off a building,” Casey McCormick posted on her Instagram story, and later on Twitter. “The police were in constant contact with me as they figured out where to go and how to find the woman,” McCormick added. The...