Just reading this Barbara Kay column when I realized something: where we (pro-lifers) see life and all the positive things that brings, endless opportunity, hope, freedom to be a woman including absolutely everything that implies… some on the other side see forced reproduction and a government mandated breeding program. Lebensborn with fewer options. That kind of thing.
Just posting that random thought at the end of the day.
Brigitte worries: My goodness me. How tough it must be for Ms. Atwood now that W. is no longer in the White House!
Patricia adds: I have always loathed The Handmaid’s Tale. Such a hateful distortion of religion would be the object of a human rights complaint (a successful one) if directed at any group other than Christians. Imagine what the reception would have been had Margaret Atwood told a cautionary dystopic tale of an American Caliphate in which women are enslaved as breeders (and only able to buy their underwear from male salespeople – otherwise known as salesmen, but it is so weird to describe any occupation in gender specific language, I’d almost forgotten such a word existed). Actually, such a scenario is unimaginable, because that would mean Margaret Atwood would be a different person, not the darling of the CBC, the companion of the Order of Canada, our “national treasure”, blah, blah, blah.by