Balkanvibe
littlet
9/19/19
12:53 PM
53

What’s interesting to me about the prophetic angle, is that Atwood is first and foremost a historian. She has long-stated that the content of The Handmaid’s Tale was not some horror fantasy she dreamt up - she pulled each piece of it from history. It still falls well within the dystopian category, but I am sometimes

9/19/19
12:40 PM
6

I haven’t finished The Treatments yet, so I won’t read past the spoiler, but Atwood also wrote a very prescient novel about the climate crisis, Oryx and Crake. It’s about a world falling apart, the weather is getting more extreme and large parts of the world are becoming uninhabitable because of extreme droughts or

9/10/19
12:45 PM
5

That’s the thing! If this exact same crime had been committed by a person of any other race they would either get ridiculously high bail or no bail at all.

9/4/19
9:19 PM
46

Grammar Nazi is so 20th century.  They liked to be called the Alt Write nowadays.

8/26/19
2:36 PM
10

You know what bill clinton doesn’t hate, flying on a plane with a pedophile.

10/12/18
2:25 PM
36

So let me get this straight... you yourself said that if she had spoken up in 2016, she would have just been one in a long, long list, and thus her impact would have been substantially less, so even while doing a good thing, it wouldn’t have created much of a net positive. And yes, horrendous things were happening in

10/9/18
1:35 PM
6

Yes. Also, they’re required to bow down before a golden statue of Beyonce three times a day.

10/9/18
9:57 AM
91

The power of Taylor Swift’s statement is very much in how local it was. I doubt even if she’d done anything this public in 2016, it’d have been anywhere near as effective. And people were complaining about the timing, but I think posting it so close to the registration deadline is what got people to actually register

10/8/18
7:02 PM
77

Sigh, I miss the binders full of women days. It was so simple back then. 

10/8/18
11:21 AM
71

I know. I hate when people I don’t know and never will know do not do things based on a timeline that I have in my head for when and why they should do things.

10/8/18
10:58 AM
307

I swear.  Taylor does what y’all beg her to do and then you still find a way to shit on her for it.  Either you want her to speak up politically or you don’t. Pick one. 

8/22/18
2:10 AM
284

Wow, I don’t know if it’s the recent turnover in writers, but more and more I find myself really surprised at the tone of Jezebel’s articles. This is extremely unnecessary, and I hope you’re never confronted by something like this when you ultimately lose a loved one.