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"so the past is still present in the future"

31 years have passed since the publication of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale (1985) and we are still living in a pre-Gilead world. We know what follows, what awaits us; we know that we are on the verge of destruction. Yet, we go on with our petty lives, ignoring all the signs around us: when our professors laugh at us because we are feminists, the black eye of the woman sitting in front of us in the tram, our fathers' control over our mothers, and so on.       The Handmaid's Tale is a warning. One not only about the future, but, most importantly, about the past since we have created the book through our long history as oppressors. In an article for The Guardian (2012), Margaret Atwood confesses that she made a rule for herself  not [to] include anything that human beings had not already done in some other place or time, or for which the technology did not already exist. I did not wish to be accused of dark, twisted inventions, or of misrepre…

the (f)utility of life II

The following line comes as a continuation of the post on the (f)utility of life:
"You know, Rosa, I think we come here - to Earth, I mean - to see if we can love in spite of everything." (Alma Luz Villanueva, The Ultraviolet Sky)