@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG @CmderWaterford This editorial by @andreachalupa & talk by @sarahkendzior, both of @gaslitnation, describes the “patriarchal terrorism” we are witnessing from lens of #TexasAbortionBan. Join Thursdays, 8 pm ET, from 1/13/22, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”
The past and present provide keys to maintaining freedoms, and shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” offer a window to the realities of human cruelty. We must challenge ourselves to keep our eyes open, even when we’d rather look away.
Even when we are exhausted, “the struggles continues.” We must find the strength and energy to protect ourselves from the Right-wing barrage of hits on our human and civil rights.
Amy Coney Barrett on the SCOTUS, like the dystopian character Serena Joy Waterford in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” is positioned to exert great influence in the lives of ALL women (and others). What is her vision? Check out this article for a feel of what’s happening in America today: “What The Texas Abortion Ban Does — And What It Means For Other States,” by Sarah McCammon
Attempts to control women’s bodies and lives reflect disturbing values, belief and culture. That’s one perspective! Look at what conservatives are up to now in “Texas Just Outlawed Abortion as We Knew It,” by Molly Jong-Fast.
“A Texas ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy took effect on Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court did not act on a request by abortion rights groups to block the law, which would prohibit the vast majority of abortions in the state…Abortion providers worked until almost the midnight deadline, when the court’s inactionContinue reading ““Texas’s near-total abortion ban takes effect after Supreme Court inaction,” by Andrew Chung and Gabriella Borter”
State-by-state American rights are being restricted. Consider this news shared by The Guardian: “Most extreme abortion law in US takes effect in Texas,” by Mary Tuma.
The anti-abortion law in Texas is just the latest example of our fading democracy. Janice Graham and L. Michelle Odom are launching “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” with a sneak-peek of the new 2022 series on October 14th at 8 pm ET. Mark your calendars now, stay tuned for the details, and plan on riding with us as we explore, with subject matter experts, the very troubling events going on in the country today. And oh yeah…for fans of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu series…we’re using the TV show as a foundation for exploring themes, from a Black perspective, related to fascism, white supremacy, religious cults, and more!