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“The current season of The Handmaid’s Tale has been brutal. And so has America as of late,” the Daily Beast contributor Alex Zaragoza bemoaned to open her overwrought piece on why we should be worried that our country is turning into a dystopian feminist fiction.
Since the premiere of Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel last year, liberals in the media have made a concerted effort to compare the feminist dystopia to current America, with Trump as leader. With the show being renewed for a second season this past Spring, it’s given the media ample more opportunities to gush how “relevant” and “timely” its fearmongering message is, because, well, Trump. Zaragoza hyped how Trump made the show’s “menaces and dehumanization and persecutions of the most vulnerable” a “reality”:
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The election of Donald Trump felt like a precursor to the menaces, dehumanization and persecutions of the most vulnerable people in America, and the show was playing out the what-if’s that were well on their way to being realities.
Nevermind that it always gets lost on liberals how the same could be said about their pet issue, abortion. But it's not just Trump Zaragoza has problems with, its basically any figure on the right, peppering her piece with snide and outright nasty comments, like this one, claiming that senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller fantasizes about women getting raped:
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As this country continues to slide down a slippery slope into chaos, watching The Handmaid’s Tale has become masochistic as the main character, Offred/June, and other women are raped, abused and heavily oppressed by the fictional government of Gilead. I imagine this is what Stephen Miller’s dream journal looks like.
Or smearing potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as part of a religious sect that is just like the Handmaid’s Tale and pro-lifers as opposed to what is...
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