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A clear depiction of Islamist extremism currently seen in several countries...


A clear depiction of Islamist extremism currently seen in several countries...
...but uses Christianity to be pc.

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True.

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Islam is right about women.

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Wait until the US pulls out of Afghanistan and the Telleban take over. The Handmaids Tale will seem tame.

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everywhere islam takes over, women and girls lose..........

check out Iran in the 70's
https://youtu.be/VL3iY38eInA

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Iranian women before & after 1979

https://youtu.be/BNdZso7ek2s

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So very true.

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The book came out long before the onset of the current socio-political climate.


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Before Islam?

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Lol, no, I meant because the current climate where one might be so concerned with being woke and PC.


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Before authoritarianism?

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? 🙄


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People who push woke and PC are authoritarian.

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Nothing to do with being PC. It had to do with where the story was set. Which is the US. Also her target audience.

Gilead was based on the puritan settlers and also on the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1978-79 that saw a theocracy established that drastically reduced the rights of women and imposed a strict dress code on Iranian women. So you are correct that there is a depiction of Islam, but that's just scratching the surface of her inspirations. She has said that everything that happened in the novel was based on something that had already happened.

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