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Laura Perrins: Islamism poses the real threat to the sisterhood


The novel, The Handmaid’s Tale by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, has been scaring the bejesus out of women since 1985. I am not going to give you the full summary – you know it. The US becomes a big evil Christian theocracy and after widespread infertility hits, only the few fertile women that are left must become Handmaids to the better families, bearing them children.

Fornication is punished by death, women cannot work and have to be covered and suffer from all round horror at the hands of the patriarchy (and evil conservative women).

The book is everything that feminists want women to believe is ‘just around the corner.

What a load of horse manure. Thankfully, the only thing that came into being since 1985 is that we pay for everything electronically. If memory serves me right in the dystopian book the Government transfers unilaterally all the wealth held by women to the bank accounts held by their nearest male relative, something that was easy to do given the lack of cash.

But that does not stop numerous TV adaptations of The Handmaid’s Tale, the latest being this.

The book and adaptations generate many think pieces, warning us that we are just a Trump presidency away from such a theocracy even though Trump is the least socially conservative Republican president ever and the Christian Right was split on his election.

But sure, why should we let the facts get in the way of a good propaganda campaign, especially against Christians? And this book has been the most effective form of propaganda to keep women scared into submission and voting Democrat ever, I do believe.

Because remember – feminism is an industry that keeps a lot of women in jobs that they would not have if their sisters did not labour under the delusion that they are oppressed. Nothing could be further from the truth.

If we look at America we can see that instead of abortion being illegal, the baby killing machine Planned Parenthood is busy butchering unborn babies in their hundreds of thousands, and then selling on their body parts. Fornication is celebrated everywhere and used to sell pretty much everything. Not even the foam finger is sacred.

Women are doing very well in the economic sphere, while 7-10 million men are not in work or looking for work (many sponging off their female partners or mothers).

But as this piece demonstrates, the liberals are too terrified to examine where the real threat to women’s rights comes from.

Tell, me again which extremist ideology executes gay men by throwing them off buildings?

What theocracy demands women must be covered and refuses to let them drive? What girls are at high risk of female genital mutilation? Are they the Mormons and Roman Catholics or hardline Lutherans?

No. The real threat to women’s rights comes from Islamism. But you will be waiting a long time before you read a feminist dystopian novel about the threats to American women from such a theocracy. If you did it would be immediately slammed as Islamophobic.

(Image: Dave Collier)

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