October 16, 2019: Woke Drones 19

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Rumble
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October 16, 2019: Woke Drones 19

Post by Rumble » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:28 am

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Do we know why one of the Handmaidens is a zombie and not the rest? I thought the Johnbies metaphor was about men literally hungering for female flesh (in a sexual way), so I can't figure out why a female character would be zombified. If it represents women who are brainwashed into thinking that they actually LIKE being sexual-property-for-rent, then surely ALL of the Handmaidens would be Janebies?

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Re: October 16, 2019: Woke Drones 19

Post by Z6IIAB » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:20 am

Rumble wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:28 am
If it represents women who are brainwashed into thinking that they actually LIKE being sexual-property-for-rent
exactly, that's what it represents.
Rumble wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:28 am

then surely ALL of the Handmaidens would be Janebies?
well it doesn't really shows the other handmaidens aren't brainwashed but, why would they be tho? not all women in prostitution or porn are oblivious. actually, most researches prove the majority wants out. I don't see why would it be different with the ... "modern" ones.
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Re: October 16, 2019: Woke Drones 19

Post by CopperRose » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:26 am

You might be on to something.

Remember the when handmaiden thought she had to pay for the mufflin? She didn't have any money so she started to take off her clothes.

Maybe she represents the women who have been lead to believe they if they fall on hard times, sex will be sufficient currency. Or like you said, a women gas-lighted to think she loves being used as a sex object and therefore turn into a zombie as that is the johnbie mentality as well.

I remember when I was a teenager I heard the slang "sitting on gold". I asked my mother what it meant. She told me it's because we women sit on our vaginas and they are valuable to heterosexual men. If push comes to shove, a woman can always sell her vagina to get what she needs/wants because there's always going to be men willing to pay big bucks for access. Not that my mom was promoting such things but, this arc reminded me of that conversation.
She works hard for the money.

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Re: October 16, 2019: Woke Drones 19

Post by Foxgloves » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:59 am

I'm not so sure actually. Because most of what we see that zombie woman do is actually fight back and then when she swallows pills and puts on make up she is back to normal. As a zombie she is more free and wild than as a human. So I think we have to keep reading to figure this one out.

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Re: October 16, 2019: Woke Drones 19

Post by st_quiteria » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:39 am

I think someone might have gotten her hooked on the gender pills. When she goes into withdrawal, she becomes a zombie (with a faint memory of her former life), and when she gets back on them, she becomes some semblance of normal again (but only a semblance). Hope the sisters can get to her in time and sort her out.

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