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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:37 AM
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Poll question: Choose your Gileadean dress color
For those of you who have read/are reading/need to read The Handmaids' Tale...choose where you think you will be (where the Neocons will place you anyway)

Feel free to thrown in lively discourse. For you men, place where your partner will be!

Get the book and read it if you have not already. George Orwell was not the only scary read out there.

For reference, the first ballot cast was by myself. I am sure I would become an Unwoman.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Nimrod Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:40 AM
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1. My partner
Would be an Unwoman. And quite proud of it, I think. :)
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:41 AM
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2. I think most of us would
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:43 AM by mtnester
and I would consider it an honor actually as well
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Citizen Jane Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:42 AM
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3. I'm in my mid-late thirties, but
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 08:45 AM by Citizen Jane
Had no problem getting PG with first kiddo. I'd be subjected to some Repugnican's sword for impregnation.

Ever seen the film version? It was shot at Duke when I was an undergrad. Tricky because the gallows set in front of the chapel had to be timed so it wasn't up for a wedding (photos, you know).

Edited to say I'd rather be an un-woman, but think my fertility would do me in!
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:44 AM
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4. There's a film version?
Have not seen that....how does it follow the book?
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Citizen Jane Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:47 AM
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5. Not very precisely IIRC
In fact, I'm going to have to revisit the book and movie now that you remind me. I do remember, however, that both chilled me to the core.

Good cast, though...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099731/
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Atlant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:24 PM
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6. You missed one of the points of the novel.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 06:25 PM by Atlant
Lots of the women are fertile; the men are sterile, but blame the lack of
fecundity on the women.

Your fertility might not save you.

Atlant
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:28 PM
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7. Nope. You don't get to chose then anymore than you get to vote now
It's all preordained. You are born into it, just like the BFEE is born into power.
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