Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dystopian Dystopias

When I was at school in the early 90's, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was popular among the pseudo-scholar feminists of the day. The novel envisions how a totalitarian psuedo-Christian fascist-militarist theocracy will enslave fertile women as valuable commodities, forcing them to have children. One aspect of the social critique embedded in the novel, and intended by Atwood and her pseudo-feminist followers, was a prediction of sorts: that women will be treated as slaves as a result of the imminent backlash against feminism Atwood thought she was seeing in the mid-80s (the novel was published in 1985).

She is still a highly celebrated writer today, despite the fact women are increasingly treated like commodoties in more secular-progressive societies viz-a-viz others. Proof? See this article.

Forced steralization of women in Holland? Who thinks that's a good idea? Not anyone even remotely intellectually informed by Christian orthodoxy.

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