The Handmaid's Tale

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mothra wrote:I wonder Sprint, are your sensibilities offended by 1984? Brave New World?

Or is it only when the focus is on women that you become uncomfortable with dystopian futures that serve to highlight problems in our own societies by exaggerating existent beliefs?
1984 was a great book.
It is a pity we did not heed the message there.

What was 'Brave New World' about ?

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Technology shaping humans, creating a hierarchy of humans from alphas to something way down in the Greek alphabet. Not “alphas” like that idiot Aqua keeps crapping on about, in BNW alphas are the most perfect human beings. No marriage—humans are manufactured, the woman do their “malthusian exercises” so they don’t get pregnant.

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Another parallel:
QUEENSLAND’S LNP MPs have been warned they could be putting their political future with the party at risk if they support Labor’s abortion decriminalisation Bill.

The Courier-Mail can reveal LNP president Gary Spence spoke with MPs about the looming debate on the Bill during a party room meeting last month.

It isunderstood Mr Spence did not specifically tell MPs how they should vote but he did say they could be putting themselves at risk of having their preselection to run again at the October 2020 State Election overturned by the LNP’s powerful State Council
https://outline.com/NJzq35

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And—Roe about to be watered down by Kavanaugh:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brett-kavana ... 40197.html

You can’t ban abortion. You can only ban legal, safe abortion. Knitting needles will see boom times, unfortunately.

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Just purchased series 2 of The Handmaids Tale from Sanity... Will probably binge watch it when it arrives... just as I did the last one.

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I found I had to extend the ad breaks in the streamed version to 10 minutes to recover from the emotional battering.

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Miranda wrote:Just purchased series 2 of The Handmaids Tale from Sanity... Will probably binge watch it when it arrives... just as I did the last one.
Season 2 has arrived. Yay! Now off to binge watch it. :clap

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HBS Guy wrote:I found I had to extend the ad breaks in the streamed version to 10 minutes to recover from the emotional battering.
I hit the pause button an awful lot.

It is indeed harrowing.

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Indeed.

And the parallels to the real world not the least frightening part of it.

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mothra wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:I found I had to extend the ad breaks in the streamed version to 10 minutes to recover from the emotional battering.
I hit the pause button an awful lot.

It is indeed harrowing.
I saw very little of it, then turned it off.

It is just a violent womanhating show. It should be banned

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Sprintcyclist wrote:
mothra wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:I found I had to extend the ad breaks in the streamed version to 10 minutes to recover from the emotional battering.
I hit the pause button an awful lot.

It is indeed harrowing.
I saw very little of it, then turned it off.

It is just a violent womanhating show. It should be banned
Banned?

What about movies depicting WWII and the Holocaust - ban those?

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Have seen it described as misery porn- I agree- not for me- there is an uncomfortable perversion about it - glorified rape

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Agness wrote:Have seen it described as misery porn- I agree- not for me- there is an uncomfortable perversion about it - glorified rape

you prefer happy porn?
FD.
I hope that bitch who was running their brothels for them gets raped with a cactus.

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Sprintcyclist wrote:
mothra wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:I found I had to extend the ad breaks in the streamed version to 10 minutes to recover from the emotional battering.
I hit the pause button an awful lot.

It is indeed harrowing.
I saw very little of it, then turned it off.

It is just a violent womanhating show. It should be banned
I agree with you Sprint- what do we get out of watching this crap ?

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It shows you what a religious patriarchy would be like. In the US women’s freedom to control their own body has been constrained in state after state. Not just abortion, all aspects of a woman’s reproductive health.

You two might like churches seeking control through political parties I think it is an ominous development.

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HBS Guy wrote:It shows you what a religious patriarchy would be like. In the US women’s freedom to control their own body has been constrained in state after state. Not just abortion, all aspects of a woman’s reproductive health.

You two might like churches seeking control through political parties I think it is an ominous development.
I think that ^^^ rubbish is just an excuse to watch this claptrap -- its total fucking crap-- sadism- next- who thinks rape glorified is interesting?

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No, my opinion is as I stated. There is a thread here on control of women’s bodies. Have a read:

viewtopic.php?p=50722#p50722

I have had an interest in this creeping religious subversion of the state to remove women’s freedom to control her own bodies.

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Agness wrote:
Sprintcyclist wrote:
mothra wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:I found I had to extend the ad breaks in the streamed version to 10 minutes to recover from the emotional battering.
I hit the pause button an awful lot.

It is indeed harrowing.
I saw very little of it, then turned it off.

It is just a violent womanhating show. It should be banned
I agree with you Sprint- what do we get out of watching this crap ?
things like this are harmful to everyone.
Hence I turned it off

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You realise The Handmaid’s Tale was written by a woman.

If it is woman hating than fundamentalist christians hate women. That is why they do not teach women to read. There is a LOT more to the Tale than women hating christians!

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Sprintcyclist wrote:
Agness wrote:
Sprintcyclist wrote:
mothra wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:I found I had to extend the ad breaks in the streamed version to 10 minutes to recover from the emotional battering.
I hit the pause button an awful lot.

It is indeed harrowing.
I saw very little of it, then turned it off.

It is just a violent womanhating show. It should be banned
I agree with you Sprint- what do we get out of watching this crap ?
things like this are harmful to everyone.
Hence I turned it off

Any man who does not speak out against such material disrespects all women

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You do realise it was christians doing the enslavement of women?

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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.

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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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wow random much...…..
Bongalong... for some reason women are just so superior to anything that ever existed or will ever exist!
Shellandshilo1956 ….. Even an annoying troll, has the right to free speech.

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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

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