Science: 1. Gilead: 0.
“To watch The Handmaids Tale as a conscious member of a free society is to be keyed in to every injustice the Republic of Gilead commits against women.
Ostensibly, each of the institutionalized violations of womens rights the ban on reading, the forced marriages, the entire concept of Handmaids, and countless others stem from Gileads core purpose, which is to ensure the future of the human race in the face of a worldwide fertility crisis.
Government-approved rape and wife assignments are Gilead’s answer to a world where the wickedness of women caused millions of them to fall barren. But in Episode 9 of Season 2, the lie behind that logic is finally exposed: the worlds fertility crisis was an issue of inert sperm, not eggs. Women were never the problem.
To which I would like to say both holy shit and duh.
The holy shit part stands for my internal scream during this episode when Serena Joys itinerary for the Canada visit was outlined with pictures instead of words, out of sensitivity for Gileads anti-reading policy. This despite my refusal to accept Serena Joy as a victim in her own system.
That scream was for how entirely unfair the system of Gilead is. That unfairness only compounds with the fertility reveal. Every lynching victim…..”
‘Game of Thrones’ drops stunning first Season 8 trailer
The video itself doesn’t have new footage, but recaps the past seven seasons and the journey of everyone in Westeros until this point. But as we know, everything so far has been child’s play compared to the war between the living and the dead.
“There’s only one war that matters,” Jon Snow narrates, a quote from Season 7. “And it is here.”
We can’t wait. #ForTheThrone”
The new season of ‘Outlander’ is one of its best
‘Outlander’ finds a new home in America for Season 4
Another season of Outlander — another leap into relocation to new political upheaval.
“After four years of this pattern, you’d think the gimmick would get old. But the time-traveling period drama might’ve actually found its most fascinating and fertile ground yet in the new frontier of Season 4’s colonial America.
The reunited Frasers landed on American shores after last season’s almost-fatal trek around the world. And as the couple now seeks to make a home in the Land of the Free, they come to discover that its citizen are a lot more backwards than the beautiful but dangerous woods they’re trying to tame.
It might be the bias of actually living in the country that Outlander is now set in. But by delving into the seedy underbelly of America’s ugly origins, the show has never felt more relevant than it does now in 2018. Slavery, Native American genocide, the dangers of being gay: Outlander Season 4 does not hesitate to entangle itself in the diciest territories of this country’s legacy.
Of course, Outlander never shied away from the discomfort of how history can collide with modern sensibilities………………………………………”
Trailer for ‘True Detective’ Season 3 is here
“HBO’s True Detective has always been half about solving crimes and half about the people who solve them. This first trailer for Season 3 of the hit show promises to delve even deeper into the mystery of Mahershala Ali’s detective character by flashing backwards and forwards to different periods of his life, and how one missing child case has wracked his conscience for as long as he can remember.
True Detective Season 3 premieres on HBO on January 13, 2019.”
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