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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 19 May 2020, 15:45

Glad you registered here!

We do not have a silly word censor—say fuck bum dick cunt whatever you fancy. We do have robust debate—which is why this is more the real PA than the board “cleaned up” on FD’s site. That is now a haven of doxxers and silly poofters who like being bossed around by women.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by Grappler » 19 May 2020, 14:03

Guest wrote:
17 May 2020, 19:30
Should be The Handyman's Tale in the West...

that 'guest' was a mysterious personage only known as El Grapplo.... :OMG

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by Grappler » 19 May 2020, 14:02

mothra wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 13:45
Aussie wrote:No. Did not see.

I would, without hesitation, call it one of the best and most important shows i've ever seen.

Seriously, check it out (turn off adblock). Season 1 here:

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program ... maids-tale
Why so?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by Guest » 17 May 2020, 19:30

Should be The Handyman's Tale in the West...

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by Hitler » 10 Jan 2020, 14:44

Top show.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 17 Nov 2019, 21:39

It suffers by comparison to the Tale, I think. Worth reading tho.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by mothra » 17 Nov 2019, 21:30

HBS Guy wrote:Finished Testaments. . .hmmm. someway not as intense as The Handmaid’s Tale, sometimes more intense. Disturbing.

And hilarious!


I haven't read it yet but Margaret Atwood is one o f my favourite authors. Glad to hear you think it's a good read.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 17 Nov 2019, 21:11

Finished Testaments. . .hmmm. someway not as intense as The Handmaid’s Tale, sometimes more intense. Disturbing.

And hilarious!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 15 Nov 2019, 21:52

Reading Atwood’s “The Testaments.”

Whoo boy—how they made Aunts!

And—Who in Gilead was helping the underground railway smuggle Gilead refugees into Canada? Hmmmm!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 16 Oct 2019, 10:46

“The Testaments” is on its way from Angus & Robertson.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 06 Sep 2019, 19:21

“The Testaments” available from Amazon.

Some lucky people got them a week early.

Will definitely order a copy!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 31 Jul 2019, 10:06

Ha! After the “Ceremony” with Cmdr Lawrence June tells Waterford “At least it wasn’t you!” He didn’t like it either.

Dunno, this season seems shapeless to me, tho it appears that Lawrence, to save his wife, will get them and some kids out of Gilead. Series should have ended in Season 2 I think.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 24 Jul 2019, 09:04

Watching last weeks episode, in the hospital. Getting a bit weird!

This and previous episode just reminds you of the violence around any theocracy. When you are on gawd’s work any foulness is easily justified.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 13 Jul 2019, 19:52

Silly handmaid, taking too fucking long to shot Aunt Lydia and the thugs called Guards.

Powerful image: June standing astride the trail of blood.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 13 Jul 2019, 19:26

Stillbirth—and the handmaids around the real mother—didn’t they make a nice heart shape?

June “This place you have built is killing her (Commander’s wife.) You are not protecting her but killing her. With one phone call you can set her free.”

Powerful stuff.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 05 Jul 2019, 08:11

And a second public hanging. Isn’t religion wonderful, kids? Yuck!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 05 Jul 2019, 01:44

Geez, make the handmaids hang those 3, far out!

That extradition treaty making too much progress.

That a school or a prison?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 28 Jun 2019, 18:14

And we are not far behind!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by mothra » 28 Jun 2019, 17:53

Miranda wrote:Yeah, just read the article. Bloody disgraceful. I hope she is found innocent.

Don't hold your breath. Not so long ago, a woman (forget which state) was charged with manslaughter and neglect after the county made her leave her children unattended to travel over 2 hours each way to work full-time for welfare, just to feed them.

There was a fire in her home while she was out. The children died in their beds. She was on a bus, under orders.

This is how the US treats it's poor.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by Miranda » 28 Jun 2019, 17:48

Yeah, just read the article. Bloody disgraceful. I hope she is found innocent.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by mothra » 28 Jun 2019, 17:42

Miranda wrote:Why on earth would they charge her with murder... There is no evidence!
Manslaughter, not murder.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by Miranda » 28 Jun 2019, 17:04

HBS Guy wrote:
Ilyse Hogue, president of Naral Pro-Choice America, tweeted: “Marshae Jones was indicted for homicide when someone shot her in the stomach while she was pregnant, ending her pregnancy. They said she ‘started it.’ The shooter went free. This what 2019 looks like for a pregnant woman of colour without means in a red state. This is now.”
Religion is bloody evil.
Started what? Started a gun fight?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by HBS Guy » 28 Jun 2019, 16:54

Ilyse Hogue, president of Naral Pro-Choice America, tweeted: “Marshae Jones was indicted for homicide when someone shot her in the stomach while she was pregnant, ending her pregnancy. They said she ‘started it.’ The shooter went free. This what 2019 looks like for a pregnant woman of colour without means in a red state. This is now.”
Religion is bloody evil.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by Miranda » 28 Jun 2019, 15:17

Why on earth would they charge her with murder... There is no evidence!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

by mothra » 28 Jun 2019, 14:13

HBS Guy wrote:https://www.forbes.com/sites/shivaunefi ... d4768764b0

A bit about Margaret Atwood and The Handmaid’s Tale. Margaret didn’t think things would move so fast and far in the direction of Gilead.

This can go here too:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48275795
May 15, 2019 – Alabama has become the latest US state to move to restrict abortions by passing a bill to outlaw the procedure in almost all cases.
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Alabama takes another shuffle to their dream of a Handmaid’s Tale future. Theocracy here we come. Yee haw.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation permitting Briarwood Presbyterian Church to establish its own police force for its church and school campuses.
https://www.apnews.com/c09feda825c441289bf14b996580dfc5
Speaking of Alabama:

Alabama: pregnant woman shot in stomach is charged in fetus's death

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