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Readers’ comments: Never mind the future, the present’s bad enough


In response to Laura Perrins: Rape, murder, torture – that’s entertainment?

johnnythefish wrote:

This handy piece of Leftist propaganda has the added benefit of keeping women in fear of a ‘dystopian future just around the corner…

Whilst ignoring the dystopian present where political correctness dictates that we do little or nothing to combat gender segregation, gender-based abortion, female genital mutilation and many more cultural practices which treat women as second-class citizens.

Go beyond the UK into hardline Muslim countries (and even the ‘softer’ ones – note lashings in Indonesia for infidelity) and they are worse than anything in the Handmaid’s Tale.

Mina Christina wrote:

So yesterday, we hear that teenagers are being ‘traumatised’ by the H E Bates short story The Mill, and today we hear about Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale. Guess there is a difference. Not sure what that difference is, but seeing rape, murder, etc etc as opposed to reading about it, makes it less traumatising and more empowering?!

Julian Flood wrote:

Is there a male equivalent to the ‘so nasty she’s nice’ serial killer? Would women accept it without complaining that the entertainment industry was glorifying violence against the female sex?

If my children had ever started watching seriously unpleasant videos or reading seriously violent books where evil is triumphant and the good exist to be slaughtered, I would have been rather worried. No wonder Terry Pratchett sells in his millions.

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