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@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG @AtwoodSociety You’re invited! Author @Frank_Schaeffer is live, Thurs., Jan. 27 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for chat on gender issues in @HandmaidsOnHulu.
YOU ARE INVITED to watch the LIVE webcast, Thursday, 1/27/2022, 8:00 pm ET, “American Democracy Under Siege: Sex, Wombs & God” with Mr. Frank Schaeffer, Artist, Filmmaker & Author, Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy.
WATCH Mr. Frank Schaeffer, Artist, Filmmaker & Author, Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy – LIVE – Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when he joins “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Gender in The Handmaid’s Tale and American culture.
Welcome to Season 1 of “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” a discussion group exploring themes presented by “The Handmaid’s Tale” Hulu Series,”which is an adaptation of the book, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood. Co-hosted by Janice Graham and L. Michelle Odom, “If America Fails?” is a production of TruthWorks Network.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
Tonight we take up the theme of Gender, looking at the status of women, children and men, in The Handmaid’s Tale. Gender roles are strictly defined and regulated in the series, with special attention (oppression) to women with ability to bear children. Yet this oppression of women also restricts the freedoms and boundaries for men and children. Similarly, women who cannot have children are forced into a limited set of roles as overseers, housekeepers, and sex workers. So hardened are the lines, that even the medical care a highly qualified woman doctor is able to provide, is restricted. When government seeks to control “sex, wombs & God,” The Handmaid’s Tale makes clear – we all lose. Tonight we chat with Frank Schaeffer who knows a thing or two about how religion is sometimes used to constrain the roles of women, and the damage this does to us all.
“Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Frank is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as ‘pretty terrible.’ He is also an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction and an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his paintings.
“Frank has been a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on NBC, has appeared on Oprah, been interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air and appeared on the Today Show, BBC News and many other media outlets. He is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public Library.” — FrankSchaeffer.com
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