The Handmaid's Tale

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 16 May 2019, 18:50

Season 3

Screening 6 Jun!


I guess they meant Ep 1.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 16 May 2019, 10:00

These 25 men, who will never be pregnant, just legislated more rights to rapists than to women, girls & victims of rape/incest,” Nahanni Fontaine, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in Canada, tweeted Wednesday alongside an image of the state senators.

The Human Life Protection Act, passed Tuesday night, is an extreme anti-abortion measure that bans the procedure in all cases, including rape and incest. The only exception to the legislation is if the life of a pregnant woman is at risk.


https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/alabama-abortion-ban-white-men_n_5cdc101ce4b0c39d2a1474ad

Fucking female governor signed the repugnant bill. This is to overturn Roe v Wade and strip rights from women in the whole fucking country, thanks to the Repugs not letting Obama appoint his SCOTUS nominee.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 12 May 2019, 13:21

Nice tweet in reply:

If a fetus is a person at 6 weeks pregnant, is that when the child support starts? Is that also when you can’t deport the mother because she’s carrying a US citizen? Can I insure a 6 week fetus and collect if I miscarry? Just figuring if we’re going here we should go all in.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 11 May 2019, 20:13

Parallels:

The anti-choice movement has taken a sadistic turn in Georgia, where a new abortion ban, called HB 481, has just been signed by Governor Brian Kemp. Signed into law this Tuesday and due to take effect in 2020, the bill effectively bans abortion outright, declares foetuses to be persons with full legal rights and protections, and imposes prison sentences for women found guilty of aborting or attempting to abort their pregnancies.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/09/georgia-effective-abortion-ban-cruelty-anti-choice-movement

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 27 Apr 2019, 08:01

Parallels:

A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration cutoff of U.S. subsidies for poor women obtaining birth control from Planned Parenthood and other clinics that offer abortion services or information to patients, according to the state attorney general.

The preliminary injunction bars enforcement nationwide of a policy due to go into effect on May 3 over the vehement objections of abortion supporters, who have decried it as a “gag rule” that would prevent doctors from doing their jobs.

“Today’s ruling ensures that clinics across the nation can remain open and continue to provide quality, unbiased healthcare to women,” Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement announcing the decision.


(Huffpo)

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 05 Apr 2019, 18:55

Season 2 being streamed by SBS again.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Miranda » 13 Feb 2019, 21:57

HBS Guy wrote:June! Good to know! Will Ofred find Holly, will they both escape to Little America? Will Gilead collapse?

May the Lord open!


Did you know that M.A is writing a sequel The Testaments

http://margaretatwood.ca/

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 13 Feb 2019, 16:05

June! Good to know! Will Ofred find Holly, will they both escape to Little America? Will Gilead collapse?

May the Lord open!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Tally » 13 Feb 2019, 13:53

New series to air in June. Yippee.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 10 Feb 2019, 00:16

Miranda wrote:I liken it to what life must be like being a woman existing in Saudi Arabia.



There are definite parallels. In more than a couple of countries around the world.

Yet i think it unwise of us to reject all comparison in our own and comparable societies, however abstract they may be.

And certainly with the religious right gaining ground in the US, certain aspects of THMT threaten ominously.

I believe it is the intent of the author not to point the finger in judgement but reflect holisticcally. As with all authors of dystonian futures.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 09 Feb 2019, 14:59

And we buy our petrol from there.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Tally » 09 Feb 2019, 13:51

HBS Guy wrote:Except women in SA can get married and the protections that offers. And they can drive now!


It's funny that a real country in 2019 can be compared to a fictional despotic regime and all we can say is, we'll it's not quite as bad as Gilead.
There should be NO congratulating anything that happens in Saudi Arabia, as most of the changes are just distractions.

Look what happened to the leading campaigners for the right of women to drive.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/these-saudi ... -ban-ended
Don't forget, a womans right to drive there depends entirely on her male guardian granting permission.

Their guardianship laws are as strong as ever, and now there's an app men can use to to inform immigration to put them on a no-fly list. :mad :mad :mad

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 09 Feb 2019, 13:02

Except women in SA can get married and the protections that offers. And they can drive now!

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Miranda » 09 Feb 2019, 09:58

I liken it to what life must be like being a woman existing in Saudi Arabia.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 09 Feb 2019, 04:57

It is a bad situation—a theocracy run by and for men. The series portrays that really well.

“We made a mistake teaching them to read. We won’t make that mistake again!” Pretty chilling.

And trends in the US—the closure of abortion clinics that also means other aspects of sexual health—Pap smears etc—no longer get done in a lot of cases. The Repugs disenfranchising women especially black and hispanic, Voter ID laws and blatant jerrymandering.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprintcyclist » 08 Feb 2019, 20:30

RealEle wrote:Watched some of this thought it was pretty bad for something meant to be good


I watched very little of it, then turned it off

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by RealEle » 08 Feb 2019, 19:06

Watched some of this thought it was pretty bad for something meant to be good

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprintcyclist » 05 Jan 2019, 15:40

Agness wrote:
mothra wrote:Agnes i'm not interested in engaging you in any kind of drama at all. Perhaps it's time to drop the hostility and just blend in? It seems to be what you want to do.

This is a peaceful little forum. I don't think anyone wants it to turn into another Ozpol.

so mothra just wants to spread lies unchallenged - you are as weak as piss- you wont be allowed to lie about me and hide here in this "peaceful little forum"- I will start that thread as aussie suggested- to keep it seperate-

Telling lies about a member here Mothra is keeping this forum peaceful in what way-?
:WTF


You told lies about me for a whole year but no more - this is a despicable horrible destructive lie-



' ........... Telling lies about a member here Mothra is keeping this forum peaceful in what way-? ......... '

in mothras way.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Agness » 05 Jan 2019, 10:49

mothra wrote:Agnes i'm not interested in engaging you in any kind of drama at all. Perhaps it's time to drop the hostility and just blend in? It seems to be what you want to do.

This is a peaceful little forum. I don't think anyone wants it to turn into another Ozpol.

so mothra just wants to spread lies unchallenged - you are as weak as piss- you wont be allowed to lie about me and hide here in this "peaceful little forum"- I will start that thread as aussie suggested- to keep it seperate-

Telling lies about a member here Mothra is keeping this forum peaceful in what way-?
:WTF


You told lies about me for a whole year but no more - this is a despicable horrible destructive lie-

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 05 Jan 2019, 01:17

Agnes i'm not interested in engaging you in any kind of drama at all. Perhaps it's time to drop the hostility and just blend in? It seems to be what you want to do.

This is a peaceful little forum. I don't think anyone wants it to turn into another Ozpol.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Agness » 04 Jan 2019, 20:17

Aussie wrote:
Agness wrote:
DonDeeHippy wrote:wow random much...…..

a pretty fucking random lie- like all her lies- anything to draw attention to herself- she has all kinds of tricks I could show you


Can I humbly request of you Agnes, that you start a Thread titled "Me and Mothra," so your problem with her is focussed there, and not anywhere else?

I will refocus this in a new thread aussie of course

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Aussie » 04 Jan 2019, 19:37

Agness wrote:
DonDeeHippy wrote:wow random much...…..

a pretty fucking random lie- like all her lies- anything to draw attention to herself- she has all kinds of tricks I could show you


Can I humbly request of you Agnes, that you start a Thread titled "Me and Mothra," so your problem with her is focussed there, and not anywhere else?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Agness » 04 Jan 2019, 19:06

DonDeeHippy wrote:wow random much...…..

a pretty fucking random lie- like all her lies- anything to draw attention to herself- she has all kinds of tricks I could show you

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by DonDeeHippy » 04 Jan 2019, 18:30

wow random much...…..

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Agness » 04 Jan 2019, 18:21

mothra wrote:It's always amused me that Margaret Atwood attracted so much more criticism than George Orwell.

I suppose she made the mistake of telling women's stories.

The world just ain't ready for that.

A few very basic inconsistencies amuse me about you M'balls- and you ain't ready to hear it-

I want a linK where I laughed at rape- where I think it is "hilarious"- dont lie and dont lie about me- the one thing I have said is I dont believe your story about what was supposed to have happened too you as told by you- I fart in your general direction - now links/proof of my mirth regards rape or an apology-

you make stuff up in your head and try to crucify ppl with same- hatred spread by you based on a complete lie - you do it all the time and trying to again- now get me a link to prove I laugh at rape- I'm waiting-

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