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So #HandmaidsTale is going to pretend that for hundreds of years the US didn't already have a practice of raping women and forcing them to reproduce to make their masters happy? They want to pretend this dystopia never already existed? I knew I avoided it this long for a reason.
It is essentially a replication of slavery:
1. A war being pivotal for a people's liberation (but with the opposite outcome).
2. Escaping to Canada as a means of emancipation.
3. Women being forced to sleep with their masters to have babies.
4. Maiming, dismemberment, and other forms of torture used to keep people in their place.
5. Being forced to wear particular clothes and hairstyles.
6. Black and tan, I mean, illegal parties where masters have their way.
7. Accomodating to structure to survive and resist.
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Friendly reminder, in this time of evangelical Christianity dominating popular conceptions around what it means to follow Jesus —

The actual “end of days” that the Bible talks about is not about violence and mayhem, but peace with justice.

I have some receipts, fwiw.
Revelation, that Biblical book over which fundamentalist Christians love to (piously) orgasm, lays it out:

“See, the home of God is among mortals…death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more” (Rev. 21:3-4).
The prophet Isaiah sketches out a vision of a “peaceable kingdom” at the end of days:

“The wolf shall live with the lamb…” (Isa. 11:6)
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#HandmaidsTale really taking the oppressiveness and fear of little sounds in the midst of silence to a new level
(Livetweeting the first two #HandmaidsTale S2 episodes. Don't want spoilers, blacklist the tag...)
Repurposed Boston landmark alert.
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