Monday, July 16, 2018
#MicroblogMondays: Sisterhood is powerful
Last night was the season 2 finale of "The Handmaid's Tale" on Bravo here in Canada... I suppose now we have to wait another year until season 3...! There were things I loved and things I disliked about the episode... things that made me cheer and things that made me curse.
I think my favourite scene, though -- the one that gave me misty eyes and a lump in my throat -- was near the end, watching June/Offred and baby Holly/Nicole's escape -- guided along the Underground Railroad, so to speak, to a rendezvous with an escape vehicle, by a well-orchestrated network of Marthas (housekeepers to the commanders & their wives) -- one brave woman after another (starting with the Waterfords' own Martha, Rita). Women helping women; women rebelling against the patriarchy. (Not all women, of course -- but even Serena, who wavers back & forth between kindness and cruelty to June, comes down on the right side for once, knowing in her heart that Gilead is no place for baby Holly/Nicole to grow up.) It gave me a glimmer of hope, at a very dark time for our world...
As the second-wave feminists used to say, "Sisterhood is powerful." And speaking of sisterhood -- have a look at my previous post, if you haven't already, the links and the embedded video. The global sisterhood of childless-not-by-choice women has found its collective voice... hear us roar! ;)
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.