Margaret Atwood more people know today
than might have a little while ago. She had a book that was read a lot in high
school sometimes. Sometimes not. Of course now as an Emmy-winning show on
Hulu — The Handmaid’s Tale, which again looking at now issues of misogyny and
how society treats women into the future and what could change in the world right?
A few laws here. A few laws there change and suddenly people lose rights they
used to have. We kind of have to remember in the United States we live by the laws
of the Constitution but they can be revoted, right? So women only have
the right to vote because we have an amendment. We took prohibition and we
undid it and we repealed it. We can repeal any of those amendments. So it is
important to think about right who’s in charge because things could change and
that’s what she’s discussing there. She wrote that book 35 years ago — 35-40 years ago.