Episode 118: Feminist Dystopia

11/10/17 - Are women today already living a dystopia? Ann talks with Margaret Atwood, author of the Handmaid's Tale and many other novels, realistic and speculative. Plus, the ACLU's Brigitte Amiri on real-life anti-choice action on the federal, state and local level. And Australian novelist Charlotte Wood imagines a near-future world where women and shamed, punished and turn on one another. 

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MUSIC LIST

Our theme song is Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn. 

Original music composed and performed by Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs.

READING LIST

Margaret Atwood, the prophet of dystopia

(Thanks to NeueHouse for hooking up this interview.)

The Handmaid’s Tale
Oryx and Crake

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

Brigitte Amiri’s bio

What Jane Doe went through to get an abortion

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

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