May 07, 2019

Surprise! “Handmaid's Tale” fans ready for show to tackle ISLAMIC oppression of women

Jessica SwietoniowskiRebel Correspondent

Scenes for the upcoming season of The Handmaid’s Tale were being filmed in Cambridge, Ontario yesterday, so we drove up to check it out.

The show, which is based on a 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, is about a Christian theocracy in an alternative future United States, where women are covered up and treated as property.

However, when the show premiered in 2017, it was obvious that it was making analogies to life in Trump’s America.

When we visited the set in Cambridge, we thought we’d have some fun with local fans and asked:

What if the show was based on a Muslim theocracy instead of Christian. Would it still be a success?

Watch and find out…

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commented 2019-05-08 16:12:52 -0400
I’ve been saying this since Handmaids Tale first aired. Anyone who refuses to acknowledge this fantasy society is closer to Islam than any other society on Earth is willfully ignorant. Trumps America, MY ASS!
commented 2019-05-08 16:12:51 -0400
I’ve been saying this since Handmaids Tale first aired. Anyone who refuses to acknowledge this fantasy society is closer to Islam than any other society on Earth is willfully ignorant. Trumps America, MY ASS!
commented 2019-05-08 08:53:39 -0400
Atwood is a head case and coward who fantasizes about a Catholic theocracy while ignoring Islam’s oppression of women. It is Chrustian tolerance which has enabled Atwood to write such boring bilge.
commented 2019-05-08 00:54:06 -0400
The blonde who isn’t a fan of Trump has mistaken him for Bill Clinton. She should google Juanita Broaddrick. Trump has done no such thing. Not even close, not even once.
Trump said 30 some years ago in a private conversation that when you have money and are famous, certain women will let you do anything , even grab them by the pussy.
Crass locker talk yes. Sexual assault not even close.
commented 2019-05-08 00:13:01 -0400
Huh. I’m pleasantly surprised too. Good job Jessica!
commented 2019-05-07 23:17:01 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 37,152 Attacks, 239,905 Killed, 319,417 Injured that we know of
commented 2019-05-07 22:41:34 -0400
Atwoods books are as monotone as her voice.
commented 2019-05-07 22:40:58 -0400
An opportunity to show Canadians ignorant of Islamic oppression of women, the truth. I may have to tune in to see how its handled.
Atwood has said that her model was Iran in an Islamic regime, so it is much more fitting to have the show reflect Islamic oppression.
My guess is that it will be cancelled the after the first week. I just don;t see how they can tell the truth without offending Islam.
The truth about Islam is indeed offensive.
commented 2019-05-07 19:24:08 -0400
Is that what that show is all about?
If they’re going to deal with anything to do with Islam, they’ll be kissing as many derriere’s as possible and spinning it to be all Donald Trump’s fault.
commented 2019-05-07 19:14:04 -0400
Any talk or display of female cover up must be about times medieval or Islam. The lady with the tattoos seems to have a problem with her knees.
commented 2019-05-07 18:55:18 -0400
Even though anyone with over a one inch high forehead knows that Islamic oppression of woman is a thousand times worse than that of the “evil white man” it doesn’t fit with the PC -SJWCBC – Orwellian narrative so it must Never be mentioned.
commented 2019-05-07 17:06:53 -0400
I tried to read one of Atwood’s books once a long time ago, and it was so dumb that I threw it in the trash bin.