The 75th Annual Golden Globes recently awarded the prize for best drama to “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
The show is based on the dystopian novel of the same title, written by Margaret Atwood.
Hollywood would have us believe that Margaret Atwood pointed to what we’re facing now in America with the #MeToo movement. In reality, the novel was first published in 1985.
Back in 1985, Atwood was warning of about the impulse to theocracy in the Reagan administration.
Atwood basically renewed her charges of theocracy every time a Republican was elected as president.
But intellectual honesty compels us to recognize that when Margaret Atwood is talking about theocracy in her vision of dystopia, she’s actually talking about any legal mechanism to regulate marriage or sexuality in a way that doesn’t meet her feminist expectations.
So throw questions such as assisted reproduction and abortion and others into the mix and you pretty much have the picture of what it takes for Margaret Atwood to declare a theocracy.
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