The Testaments – Margaret Atwood – Quotes

Simply by being female I was excluded from the lists of potential usurpers, since no woman could ever sit on the Council of the Commanders; so on that front, ironically, I was safe. My life might have been very different. If only I’d looked around me, taken in the wider view. If only I’d packed …

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The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

I read The Handmaid’s Tale a few years ago before this blog existed. It has really shaken me, especially the fact of how easy it would be to introduce the rules described. How very fragile is the balance in which we operate. And in late October I’ve had my worst fears confirmed, for the Polish …

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The Guilty Feminist – Deborah Frances-White – Quotes

Just because we’ve been hardwired to be self-critical and distracted by meaningless, unattainable goals doesn’t mean we aren’t feminists. It’s one reason we need feminism! We’re allowed to acknowledge, to try to reverse and even laugh at our own cultural brainwashing while we tackle the big stuff. When I first wrote this list, I did …

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