The Handmaid's Tale

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 13 Sep 2018, 09:23

And—Roe about to be watered down by Kavanaugh:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/brett-kavanaugh-wants-away-legal-abortion-told-us-145540197.html

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

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 12 Sep 2018, 21:20

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

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 09 Sep 2018, 18:06

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.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprintcyclist » 09 Sep 2018, 18:02

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 ?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 09 Sep 2018, 12:31

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Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by mothra » 09 Sep 2018, 11:22

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?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Sep 2018, 21:40

That is very good Sprint.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprintcyclist » 08 Sep 2018, 21:28

I disagree with it so I don't watch it.

I certainly will oppose anyone who has vaguely similar ideas.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Sep 2018, 20:49

Religious conservanuts.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by johnsmith » 08 Sep 2018, 20:18

Sprintcyclist wrote:It is a woman haters show.


it takes the views of the conservanuts you support to it's conclusion

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprintcyclist » 08 Sep 2018, 20:11

HBS Guy wrote:It is the violence of a patriarchic theocracy, Sprint. Fertile women are a commodity, guarded and traded from household to household. Doctors who may have performed abortions back when it was still legal are hung by the regime. Putting out eyes, female genital mutilation because a woman was a lesbian so this way she would not enjoy sapphic sex etc. Women are not allowed to read and young girls are not educated in anything bar looking after a household for when she is compulsorily married to a Guard.

It is a dark and violent film, VERY unpleasant to watch so I do not wonder that you turned it off, Sprint. No blame for that/.

I watched it (on SBS streaming) and every time the ad breaks came on I would do something else for 10-15 minutes. I read the book as well. The reason is I have watched the growth of Gilead in the US: legal, safe abortion being forbidden, clinics closed. Not just abortion but all sorts of womens health services closed down. We have seen employers thinking they can dictate that their female employees cannot have contraceptives provided in the company health plan. We have also seen Repugs gerrymander their House of Reps electorates and, increasingly, disenfranchise voters, especially women especially colored and Hispanic voters.

Gilead coming by stealth. Here we have a Lib party chocful of Catholics with a happy clapper at the helm—and mutterings in some states of not decriminalising abortion etc. No abortion services in all of Tassie.

I would hate to see my nieces and great and great great nieces be made subservient, unable to decide on their reproductive health. My mother came from a family of ten. Don’t want that shit again, thanks. Mum’s feet are deformed—no money so she wore shoes that were too small for her.

So I watched it, second season too and will watch the third season too.



......................... I would hate to see my nieces and great and great great nieces be made subservient, unable to decide on their reproductive health ....................


Hence, I did not watch it
I do not support such mistreatment of women
It is a woman haters show.
Take out the woman abuse, there is nothing else.

If anyone likes women, they should not support this show by watching it.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Sep 2018, 12:01

It is the violence of a patriarchic theocracy, Sprint. Fertile women are a commodity, guarded and traded from household to household. Doctors who may have performed abortions back when it was still legal are hung by the regime. Putting out eyes, female genital mutilation because a woman was a lesbian so this way she would not enjoy sapphic sex etc. Women are not allowed to read and young girls are not educated in anything bar looking after a household for when she is compulsorily married to a Guard.

It is a dark and violent film, VERY unpleasant to watch so I do not wonder that you turned it off, Sprint. No blame for that/.

I watched it (on SBS streaming) and every time the ad breaks came on I would do something else for 10-15 minutes. I read the book as well. The reason is I have watched the growth of Gilead in the US: legal, safe abortion being forbidden, clinics closed. Not just abortion but all sorts of womens health services closed down. We have seen employers thinking they can dictate that their female employees cannot have contraceptives provided in the company health plan. We have also seen Repugs gerrymander their House of Reps electorates and, increasingly, disenfranchise voters, especially women especially colored and Hispanic voters.

Gilead coming by stealth. Here we have a Lib party chocful of Catholics with a happy clapper at the helm—and mutterings in some states of not decriminalising abortion etc. No abortion services in all of Tassie.

I would hate to see my nieces and great and great great nieces be made subservient, unable to decide on their reproductive health. My mother came from a family of ten. Don’t want that shit again, thanks. Mum’s feet are deformed—no money so she wore shoes that were too small for her.

So I watched it, second season too and will watch the third season too.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprintcyclist » 08 Sep 2018, 09:19

HBS Guy wrote:Gilead takes a step closer:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/brett-kavanaugh-birth-control_us_5b917b79e4b0162f472b3cb8

“Kavanaugh referred to birth control ― something more than 95 percent of women use in their lifetime ― as an ‘abortion-inducing drug,’ which is not just flat-out wrong, but is anti-woman, anti-science propaganda.”



' .......... Is that dreadful hateful violent program still going ? ...... '

Seems hateful to me.
I saw about 40 minutes of it, turned it off.
Oppression, violence, fear and hate - not my thing.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 08 Sep 2018, 03:59

Gilead takes a step closer:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/brett-kavanaugh-birth-control_us_5b917b79e4b0162f472b3cb8

“Kavanaugh referred to birth control ― something more than 95 percent of women use in their lifetime ― as an ‘abortion-inducing drug,’ which is not just flat-out wrong, but is anti-woman, anti-science propaganda.”

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 06 Sep 2018, 09:02

No, those are women protesting the appointment of a reactionary judge who will make the lot of women worse, remove their right to control their own bodies (Roe v Wade) be for more guns and so make the US a bit more like Gilead, a theocracy and patriarchy.

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by Sprintcyclist » 06 Sep 2018, 08:12

Is that dreadful hateful violent program still going ?

Re: The Handmaid's Tale

Post by HBS Guy » 06 Sep 2018, 01:27

Heh:

Kevin Daley @KevinDaleyDC Sep 4 More

The scene outside Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing this morning. #SCOTUS
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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 ?

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