Many women went to sleep last night in America only to wake up to find out they are living in Gilead.
I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that strips away a woman’s physical autonomy and reproductive rights in the former United States originally seemed too darkly dystopian for my tastes.
But now it feels as if the storylines are no longer confined to HULU- it is streaming free in real life.
A document leak from the Supreme Court indicated that this summer they are poised to nullify Roe v Wade ensuring abortion will be banned in over 20 states and made difficult to obtain in many others.
Hearing the news last night was like a gut punch. The cruelty of it was breathtaking. I gasped.
We are headed back to the dark ages kids, the dark ages of dark alleys, and illegal unsafe abortion. An entire generation of young women just had their lives dramatically altered.
In 2017 I carried this poster in the Women’s March in Washington after the election of Donald Trump. Warning him we had our eyes on him and his administration.
Last night we turned the clock back fifty years because of three stolen Scotus seats.
Vote like your life depends on it. Because it does.