The Handmaids Tale shows whos truly free eh

first_img“You get something to eat?” a male social worker asks Moira (played by Samira Wiley), who’s just escaped into Ontario from repressive Gilead. “There’s a lot to go over, but I’ll walk you through it.” Advertisement Facebook Dazed with relief, she accepts everything he hands to her. “Here’s your refugee ID card,” he says. “Here’s a cellphone, paid up for the next 12 months. And you have $200 for cabs on there, just to get you started. Here’s $470 in cash. Your medical insurance card. Your prescription drug card. Here are some clothes. OK, what next?”She is still silent. In the former U.S., women have been repressed for so long she can’t process someone treating her as a human. “Do you want more to eat? A shower?” he asks. She shakes her head. “Or grab a book, find somewhere quiet?” His next words almost do her in: “Whatever you want,” he says. “It’s completely up to you.” The Moment: Canadian immigration The Show: The Handmaid’s Tale –  Season 1, Episode 10 Login/Register With: Advertisement It should be licensed by the Canada 150 folks, projected onto Rideau Hall, played on a continuous loop at every border crossing. It makes the true north look stronger and freer than any Heritage Minute could. At this crazy moment, it demonstrates how simple civility is an act of heroism.The Handmaid’s Tale aired on Bravo and is available on demand and on CraveTV.By: Johanna Schneller LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Moira’s (Samira Wiley) escape from Gilead and into Ontario makes the true north look stronger and freer than any Heritage Minute could, writes Johanna Schneller. Advertisement Margaret Atwood’s source novel and this miniseries were both written before Trump’s presidency. But events since January have refracted this story through a new lens, one in which women’s reproductive rights and immigration are under siege. This scene now plays like a gentle but pointed flip of the bird to our neighbours to the south. Twitterlast_img