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.