The Handmaid’s Tale Exposes the Perils of Non-Inclusive Feminism and Racism in America.

The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood in the Reagan era, has recently enjoyed a surge in popularity due to the visually stunning Hulu series based on the book. Atwood’s book has reaped the rewards of the TV show’s success – making an uncontrolled ascent to the top of the Amazon rankings – as a whole new wave of women and feminists co-opt its ideas and heed the cautionary tales inherent in its narrative.  The renewed interest lies not just in the gorgeous costuming, great cast and grim portrayal of a bleak future, but because the story has real resonance in our modern world.

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You Have the Right to Happiness.

Anyone who’s familiar with the United States Declaration of Independence is probably familiar with the following passage:  All men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.

(Let’s just leave the part about being “created equal” alone for the moment – because we all know that’s a load of bollocks, right?  We may have been created equal, but America has never been a country that has treated people of different genders, races, ethnicities and faith-backgrounds equally.)

Today, I want to to talk about happiness!

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The Pursuit of Happyness

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