I’m not sure I buy the path to liberation that Atwood plots here, but I’d like to believe. One of the biggest pleasures of the dystopian allegory is that we’d all like to believe that our national nightmares can end.
This is the kind of film that demands that viewers stop making excuses for themselves.
As long as a racially and culturally homogeneous group of health leaders and decision-makers come solely from ivory towers and governmental offices, and not from the communities in the greatest need, the most marginalized and underserved among us will continue to pay the highest price.
With her diagnosis, Cathy and I were forced to acknowledge that life is limited, which gave our lives and the lives around us so much more meaning. This is a legacy Cathy gave to me. No difficult conversation can ever replace this.
Video game makers – and other online firms (Facebook, etc.) believed to pull an inordinate amount of people’s attention away from the real world – may soon be forced to either curb their own products’ addictive properties or face government intervention.