The Handmaid's Tale

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 27 Jul 2018, 11:23

mothra wrote:Monk, you are a good man with a tremendous amount of respect for women. I hope you aren't hurt by Cods' nasty words. I know exactly your thoughts and feelings on the profoundly significant themes raised by this show and they are compassionate and entirely appropriate.

It was a cheap shot by Cods ... made with ignorance to do nothing more than wound.

I hope my opinion weighs more heavily on you. It is certainly more informed.


No, I was just angry that she made that cheap shot, especially as we had a fair bit of email correspondence so she would know Gilead is not my ideal!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 27 Jul 2018, 11:20

agnes wrote:I saved that comment- ^^^^ I wonder what I coud do wtith it?


I imagine you will use it to cause pain, discord and hostility.

I feel very sorry for you that such things inspire you. It's doing you absolutely no favours.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 27 Jul 2018, 11:17

Monk, you are a good man with a tremendous amount of respect for women. I hope you aren't hurt by Cods' nasty words. I know exactly your thoughts and feelings on the profoundly significant themes raised by this show and they are compassionate and entirely appropriate.

It was a cheap shot by Cods ... made with ignorance to do nothing more than wound.

I hope my opinion weighs more heavily on you. It is certainly more informed.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 27 Jul 2018, 10:25

My synopsis of the Tale in reply to cods:

http://www.ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1530339060/37#37

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by johnsmith » 27 Jul 2018, 08:15

agnes wrote:I saved that comment- ^^^^ I wonder what I coud do wtith it?


I can make a few suggestions but you probably won't like them.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 27 Jul 2018, 02:18

I think she owes me one.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by agnes » 27 Jul 2018, 01:38

I think you owe our dear cods an apology- ?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Agnes » 27 Jul 2018, 01:21

I saved that comment^^^ I wonder what I could do with it ?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by agnes » 27 Jul 2018, 01:19

I saved that comment- ^^^^ I wonder what I coud do wtith it?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 26 Jul 2018, 23:26

And cods is stupid enough to think, despite my use of the word “dystopia,” that I approve of Gilead. Stupid and vile old bitch!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 23 Jul 2018, 10:13

HBS Guy wrote:Parallels all over:

In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother lost her effort today to get back the five-year old son who was taken away from her after her arrest on immigration charges and put up for adoption in Missouri despite her objections.


https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/immigrant-mom-loses-effort-regain-son-us-parents/story?id=16803067


Jesus! Where are all of the fucking lawyers? How is this happening?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by johnsmith » 23 Jul 2018, 08:40

HBS Guy wrote:Parallels all over:

In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother lost her effort today to get back the five-year old son who was taken away from her after her arrest on immigration charges and put up for adoption in Missouri despite her objections.


https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/immigrant-mom-loses-effort-regain-son-us-parents/story?id=16803067



fucken disgraceful. How does this happen in the modern era? No one should have the right to take away someones child just for politics sake. The judge should hang his head in shame and everyone involved should be charged with kidnapping.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 23 Jul 2018, 08:32

Parallels all over:

In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother lost her effort today to get back the five-year old son who was taken away from her after her arrest on immigration charges and put up for adoption in Missouri despite her objections.


https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/immigrant-mom-loses-effort-regain-son-us-parents/story?id=16803067

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 16 Jul 2018, 15:40

Sprinty wrote:I started to watch it, dislike the 'storyline' and anti-female attitude in it.


You understand the point, yeah?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 16 Jul 2018, 14:33

Life isn’t all roses and sunsets, Sprint.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprintcyclist » 16 Jul 2018, 14:18

mothra wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:Ummmm what an ending! Or is it?


That's a definite opener to a season 3. Another round of torture.


Which I think is a bad thing.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 16 Jul 2018, 09:55

That is the religious right tho, Sprint!

I approved the Sprintcyclist account—want me to delete that?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprinty » 16 Jul 2018, 08:18

I started to watch it, dislike the 'storyline' and anti-female attitude in it.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 14 Jul 2018, 19:20

Yeah, more to do with Hannah than the other Handmaidens.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 14 Jul 2018, 17:58

Scathing. Not without merit but i feel the finer nuances of season 2 were lost on the author (who chose not to name themselves i see).

One of the key drivers of the show is impotence. I feel very much that what we witnessed in season 2 was the meeting of that impotence with resistance; by Offred (who must use facial features to convey emotion because she is deprived of words); by Emily; by the Marthas ... even by the Serena Joy and her cronies.

And i believe the ending - which i won't spoil for Greg - had more to do with Hannah than super hero delusions.

A very cynical review, in my opinion.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 14 Jul 2018, 17:13

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 13 Jul 2018, 01:16

HBS Guy wrote:Ummmm what an ending! Or is it?


That's a definite opener to a season 3. Another round of torture.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 12 Jul 2018, 21:44

Ummmm what an ending! Or is it?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 12 Jul 2018, 18:39

Is Ep 13 up yet??

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by DonDeeHippy » 10 Jul 2018, 22:33

hehe its still about a quarter of the price I was paying Telstra for wi fi.....

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