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adrasteiax · 2 days ago
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(...) Let me in, enclose me, tell me who I was.
Margaret Atwood, from Ghost Cat in “Dearly: New Poems"
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lilly48 · 2 days ago
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I too have taken the god into my mouth, chewed it up and tried not to choke on the bones.
~Margaret Atwood
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litsnaps · a day ago
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suchaquietstorm · a day ago
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Margaret Atwood
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sherble-pie · 2 days ago
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politishaun · 18 hours ago
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Author Margaret Atwood revealed Friday that she initially put off writing her horrifying dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” because she thought it was “too far-fetched.” But after the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion, she’ll never feel that way again.
“Silly me. Theocratic dictatorships do not lie only in the distant past: There are a number of them on the planet today. What is to prevent the United States from becoming one of them?” she asked in a column published Friday in The Atlantic.
In Atwood’s novel, women in America are used as reproductive slaves, strictly governed by a theocratic dictatorship directed by men. Atwood’s model was based on 17th century New England Puritan religious rules and jurisprudence — and imported to the U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito also turned to the 1600s for justifying his leaked opinion that would gut the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal, reaching beyond the issues raised in a challenge to a Mississippi anti-abortion law. He cited several times the English jurist Matthew Hale, who opposed abortions — and executed “witches.”
The leaked opinion (which hasn’t been finalized) would “overthrow settled law of 50 years on the grounds that abortion is not mentioned ... . True enough,” Atwood conceded. “The Constitution has nothing to say about women’s reproductive health. But the original document does not mention women at all.”
Women “were deliberately excluded from the franchise,” she added, referring to the fledgling nation. Only men would no longer be taxed “without representation” or be ruled without “consent.” Women were barred from voting until 1920.
“Women were nonpersons in U.S. law for a lot longer than they have been persons,” Atwood chillingly noted. “If we start overthrowing settled law using Justice Samuel Alito’s justifications, why not repeal votes for women?”
As for banning abortion, the belief about when life begins is based on personal or religious beliefs (some religions, for example, believe life begins at birth or that a pregnant woman’s life is the existing life that must be protected).
Now, in Alito’s opinion, “That which is a sin within a certain set of religious beliefs is to be made a crime for all,” Atwood wrote. Yet the Constitution demands that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” If a religion allows abortion, how can a different religion restrict it for those with different beliefs?
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mysharona1987 · 3 months ago
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metamorphesque · 4 months ago
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― Margaret Atwood, You are Happy
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brendanicus · 6 months ago
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Margaret Atwood to 4chan cum truther speedrun any%
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anaysa · 4 months ago
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Margaret Atwood
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raeiyyn · a month ago
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on loneliness
Amy Dunne // Nickie Zimov // Carol Lee, To Die For // Marie Alsing // Anne Sexton, A Self Portrait in Letters // As Tears Go By (1988) dir. Wong Kar Wai // Fyodor Dostoevsky in a letter to his wife Anna Dostoevsky, 28 August 1879 // Aron Wiesenfeld // Margaret Atwood, from "Thoughts From Underground"
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mango-season · 8 months ago
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Trista Mateer, "Baggage", from Honeybee
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witches-ofcolor · 6 months ago
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I think the fact of the matter is that if queer/trans people integrated themselves into groups with people of color, specifically black trans people, the women turning out to be transphobic wouldn't be that much of a surprise.
I understand the concern and attention to racism from the white trans community is little to none, but both Rowling and Margaret were racist prior to being open about their transphobia, and not unsurprisingly most white trans and queer folks didn't care.
Racism is often going to be a precursor to a lot of other discriminatory beliefs, including transphobia. So I really do suggest y'all start caring about racism rather than silencing people of color, and I beg of y'all to care about it before it impacts you.
Because racism is the foundation of a lot of discrimination, and a lot of these people coming out to be transphobic were hella racist to begin with, especially towards black people.
Realize the trend please.
I absolutely encourage you to share this if you're white and trans.
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derangedrhythms · a month ago
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Margaret Atwood, Dearly; from 'Walking in the Madman's Wood'
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beyondgenre · 7 months ago
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I just want to live in big oversized sweaters and read while drinking hot coffee and look out at the rain from the comfort of my tiny cozy little home.
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mitskey · 3 months ago
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Fleeting February
—Margaret Atwood, February/ Bill Christophersen, February/ Annette Wynne, Leap Year/ @cottaegecore/ Bruce Smith, February Sky/ George Meredith, The Thrush in February/ Bernadette Mayer, Very Strong February/Holly Warburton/ Dar Williams, February (Mortal City, 1996)/ @unbotheredmuse
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typewriter-worries · 21 days ago
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When Anne Carson said, “I once loved you now I don’t know you at all” and when Margaret Atwoood said, “I used to say I’d know you anywhere, but it’s getting harder” and when Marina Tsvetaeva said, “You seem already gone” and when Henry Dumas said, “I caught you forgetting me” and when 
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ceevee5 · 10 days ago
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Some Republicans seem to be on the express train to Gilead.
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loveisdamnation · 23 days ago
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being haunted by the house
aloha from hell, richard kadrey | the lion in winter, james goldman | the blind assassin, margaret atwood | averno, louise gluck | funeral, phoebe bridgers | cut, catherine lacey | margaret atwood
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anaysa · 9 months ago
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1. V.E. Schwab // 2. Unknown // 3. Rudolph Vitkauskas // 4. Charles Bukowski // 5. Margaret Atwood
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