It’s even harder to watch ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ when you know Black women’s history

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  • stubbikins

    A woman trying to kill herself is not something only seen in slavery, nor is it related to the story told in Beloved. The story in Handmaids Tale is about women, all women. The theoretical biblical life that it is based on is not exclusive to black women. Religious forced birth, mutilation and subjugation happened to white women too. The idea that these horrors only ever happened to black women is outright false.

    Making up a story about extreme religious bigotry and abuse of women is not pulling from a solely black experience, it is a human experience. No race owns it.