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May 2011
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So, has anyone else read this story and immediately thought of The Handmaid's Tale?

Current Mood: distresseddisturbed
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Honestly, everything that's happened since November 2000 has reminded me of the lead-up to Revolt in 2100.

I commented to Faolan about this very thing last night, and I told him it reminded me of the coup in Atwood's novel.

What really scares me is how the coup in The Handmaid's Tale was carried out by right wing Christian conservatives - not some outside threat, but religious extremists within our own government. I think of that and the conservative push our country is currently in and the whole thing freaks me the hell out.

The news which really reminded me of The Handmaid's Tale was the one about Michigan wanting to allow doctors not to treat BGLTs on ethical, moral, or religious grounds. I need to reread THT though, since I have thoroughly forgotten about the coup, even after it was mentioned in the other comment.