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  • Unraveling the Dystopian Lie of the Abortion Cult’s Mythos

    04/25/2024 12:26:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    The Washington Stand ^ | April 24, 2024 | S.A. McCarthy
    George Orwell’s “1984” is perhaps one of the most-referenced books of the modern age. Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” is considered a masterclass in social prescience. Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson’s “Lord of the World” has been hailed as prophetic by the late Pope Benedict XVI. Even C.S. Lewis’s “That Hideous Strength” is fast becoming a staple in the discourse of Christian conservatives. What do all these works have in common? Yes, they were all penned by British authors within the first two-thirds of the 20th century. But as far as their content, these works share three key characteristics: each centers...
  • 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...
  • 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.'
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • (Kamala) Harris invokes 'Handmaid's Tale' after Alabama lawmakers pass abortion law

    05/15/2019 12:17:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2019 | John Bowden
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) invoked the TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" in a fundraising push for national abortion rights groups in response to the Alabama Senate's passage of a bill that would severely restrict abortion in the state. In an email, the senator sharply criticized state lawmakers who voted this week for a bill that would criminalize abortion in all cases except for when the life of the mother was endangered by the pregnancy. "Threatening to punish doctors who provide abortion care with up to 99 years of jail time," Harris wrote. "This isn't a scene from The Handmaid's Tale....
  • Margaret Atwood to publish sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

    11/28/2018 7:38:47 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2018 | Ron Charles
    Margaret Atwood is working on a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the most popular and influential feminist novel ever written. Her sequel, titled “The Testaments,” opens 15 years after the conclusion of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and is narrated by three women, according to a statement released by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday on Wednesday. In a note to readers, Atwood wrote, “Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” “The Testaments” will be published on Sept. 10, 2019, with a...
  • Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume

    08/19/2018 8:07:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2018 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Actress and activist Alyssa Milano on Sunday shared a photo of her dressed up like one of the characters in “The Handmaid’s Tale” to protest President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Milano posted the picture of herself in the signature red cloak and white hat associated with handmaids, the oppressed women from Margaret Atwood’s 1987 novel and the hit Hulu television show. Alyssa Milano ✔ @Alyssa_Milano #RiseUpForRoe #WeAreNotProperty #StopKavanaugh Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume © Getty images Actress and activist Alyssa Milano on Sunday shared a photo of her dressed up like one of the characters...
  • ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Literally Chains Woman Barefoot and Pregnant

    08/01/2018 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 9, 2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale prides itself on painting a dark image for women in Trump’s America, even though the show has absolutely nothing in common with Trump’s actual America. Still, that doesn’t stop the series from bringing its #Resistance narrative to life in the most ridiculous ways. The next stop is taking the phrase “barefoot and pregnant” a little too seriously. The May 9 episode “Other Women” comes after June/Offred (Elizabeth Moss) is found and recaptured trying to escape Gilead. Being pregnant, she remains invaluable to the society despite how anti-women they clearly are. To really drive that point forward,...
  • “Handmaid’s Tale” Tries to Make It Look Like Pro-Life Christians Support Child Brides

    05/17/2018 5:47:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 17, 2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is obviously more pro-left-wing-feminism than pro-Christianity. In fact, the series disparages Christianity any chance it can get. The latest episode provides another example with the fascist Christian society America will supposedly turn into, called Gilead, somehow justifying child brides. The May 16 episode “Seeds” features a ceremony known as “Pray-vaganza,” which is a term so ridiculous even the characters mock it. At this ceremony, the city is to honor the police force known as the Guardians, in particular Nick Blaine (Max Minghella), who has a secret relationship with Offred/June (Elizabeth Moss), Commander Fred's (Joseph Fiennes) handmaid....
  • LGBT Victimhood Propaganda on Hulu's Handmaid's Tale

    04/27/2018 3:19:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    April 27, 2018 | Self
    Hulu's drama series Handmaid's Tale has garnered critical acclaim and has won dozens of awards including Best Drama Series at the Emmys and Golden Globes. According to liberals, the show is supposed to reflect "Trump's America." With the novel having been covered completely in season 1, the writers have turned "Gilead" into the dystopian nightmare that the left claims Trump and Pence want for our country in season 2. One character in particular has been written as a victim of homophobia, with every imaginable tragedy happening to her. The character Emily (played by Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel) has had the...
  • Margaret Atwood says 9/11 terrorists 'got the idea from Star Wars'

    04/10/2018 5:57:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 10, 2018 | DAVID CANFIELD
    If there’s something The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood knows about, it’s life imitating art. And now, in a wide-ranging interview with Variety, which recognized the celebrated author as one of its Power of Women honorees, Atwood has made a surprising claim about the way she thinks pop culture influenced another event: She said the 9/11 terrorists attacks were borne out of a plot point from Star Wars. Atwood was recounting how a 2000 opera of her acclaimed novel (and now Emmy-winning Hulu series) began with “a film reel going across the top of the stage and showing various things...
  • Handmaid’s Tale Author: Mike Pence Is ‘Model’ for Forced-Birth Dystopia

    03/05/2018 10:41:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Mar 5, 2012 | Katie Yoder
    <p>The vice president fits in with Margaret Atwood’s story of a forced-birth dystopia, according to the author herself.</p> <p>In an interview published Thursday by The Irish Times, author Margaret Atwood revealed that Vice President Mike Pence (not President Trump) is like the “puritanical model” that she “imagined” while writing The Handmaid’s Tale.</p>
  • Margaret Atwood is a blood-drinking monster

    01/16/2018 11:46:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | January 15, 2018 | Margaret Wende
    Margaret Atwood likes to stir the pot. Always has. You've got to like her for that. So when she wrote a piece in Saturday's Globe and Mail called "Am I a Bad Feminist?", she can't have been too surprised by the vitriol that ensued. What might surprise the rest of us is where it came from. These attackers were not the usual Atwood critics on the right. They are a generation of younger activists who think she has sold women, feminism – and especially victims of sexual assault – down the river.
  • Am I a bad feminist? (Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood)

    01/14/2018 3:50:45 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | January 14, 2018 | Margaret Atwood
    It seems that I am a "Bad Feminist." I can add that to the other things I've been accused of since 1972, such as climbing to fame up a pyramid of decapitated men's heads (a leftie journal), of being a dominatrix bent on the subjugation of men (a rightie one, complete with an illustration of me in leather boots and a whip) and of being an awful person who can annihilate – with her magic White Witch powers – anyone critical of her at Toronto dinner tables. I'm so scary! And now, it seems, I am conducting a War on...
  • Hillary Clinton Celebrates Abortion at Planned Parenthood Gala, Slams Pro-Lifers as “Groups of Men”

    05/04/2017 9:55:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | May 4, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    On Tuesday night pro-abortion failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrated abortion at Planned Parenthood’s Gala honoring its 100 years of pushing its abortion agenda. Clinton received the company’s “champion of the century” award and slammed pro-lifers using sexist terms. She called pro-life advocates “groups of men” trying to strip away Women’s Health protections. Here’s more: “As we speak, politicians in Washington are still doing everything they can to roll back the rights and progress we’ve fought so hard for over the last century,” she said, according to CNN. “I mean, could you believe those the photos of groups of men...
  • The Handmaid’s Tale is a chilling expansion on Margaret Atwood’s novel

    04/14/2017 9:53:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 13, 2017 | Adi Robertson
    In recent months, The Handmaid’s Tale — Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel about a patriarchal future where fertile women are a tightly controlled commodity — has become more of a symbol than a piece of fiction. From a “Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again” sign at a protest to women protesting a restrictive abortion law in costume, it offers a form of protest that cuts straight to the misogynist thread in American populism. Hulu, which will premiere an adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale on April 26th, couldn’t have asked for better publicity. But The Handmaid’s Tale is more than a political...
  • 'Many people were saying, "It can't happen here." Now, not so much': .....(BARF)...

    03/09/2017 1:28:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 8, 2017 | Carly Stern For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'Many people were saying, "It can't happen here." Now, not so much': The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood warns the US is growing more and more like her dystopian society Margaret Atwood, who authored the award-winning novel The Handmaid's Tale in 1985, has spoken out to say that the US is growing ever closer to the once-unimaginable dystopian society portrayed in her book. The 77-year-old Canadian author is gearing up for the debut of a new on-screen adaption of her novel, which is set to air on Hulu next month and stars Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss. In anticipation...
  • Attention Margaret Atwood: Texas isn’t abusing women, but your friends in the abortion industry are.

    11/20/2014 6:20:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    live action ^ | Nov 20, 2014 | Adam Peters
    Margaret Atwood is a prodigious storyteller. Since publishing The Edible Woman over four decades ago, the prize-winning Canadian author has received widespread acclaim. But while some of her books have been best-sellers, the truth is that you don’t need to buy one of them to see Atwood spin a fictional yarn. Instead, just watch her recent interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose. In 1985, Atwood came out with The Handmaiden’s Tale, the story of a dystopian future where women live as second class citizens. When Rose asked her why the book remains popular, Atwood said it was due in part to...
  • Margaret Atwood, censor

    09/16/2010 12:44:35 PM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies
    Ezra Levant ^ | 2010-09-12 | Ezra Levant
    Margaret Atwood is many things. She's a "National Treasure", and recipient of countless subsidies from the Canadian government, but she endorsed the separatist Bloc Quebecois in the last election. She natters on about the environment, but jet-sets like a rock-star. I'm guessing it's not coach class, either. She's a socialist millionaire. And she's the vice-president of International PEN, the writers free speech group, and a censor herself. Here's my story in the Sunday Sun newspapers. Atwood's free-speech flopCanadian author Margaret Atwood is a free-speech activist. She is the vice-president of International PEN, the advocacy group for imprisoned writers. As a...