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How feminist dystopian fiction is channeling women’s anger and anxiety

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    Catt
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    The stalling and possible reversal of women rights is very much a concern for me. I'm in Canada and we do tend to lean politically in the direction the US is skewed. Currently various topics like...

    The stalling and possible reversal of women rights is very much a concern for me. I'm in Canada and we do tend to lean politically in the direction the US is skewed. Currently various topics like abortion rights do get brought up and it doesn't matter to me that the generally consensus is left. I don't count that as a win. The fact that it's still on the table scares me.

    The fact that a book written over 30 years ago (The Handmaid's Tale) or a play written over 100 years ago (like Spring Awakening) is still so applicable today is scary.

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    1. eladnarra
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      Yeah, I'm not sure that some folks understand this fear. Seeing abortion discussed in abstract ways as if it is a thought experiment, even if it is mostly in favor, is chilling. "Oh, these people...

      Currently various topics like abortion rights do get brought up and it doesn't matter to me that the generally consensus is left. I don't count that as a win. The fact that it's still on the table scares me.

      Yeah, I'm not sure that some folks understand this fear. Seeing abortion discussed in abstract ways as if it is a thought experiment, even if it is mostly in favor, is chilling. "Oh, these people think it's okay to discuss whether or not I should be forced to undergo nine months of pregnancy and childbirth against my will."

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