t Attempting to Close the Book on Criticisms of Fascism | sh C. K. Kelly Martin o
Attempting to Close the Book on Criticisms of Fascism

Attempting to Close the Book on Criticisms of Fascism

Warning! FascismA few days ago The Toronto Star published an article about a parent who has launched a formal complaint against Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale with the Toronto District School Board.

Robert Edwards, who read the book when he saw his middle son with it, feels The Handmaid's Tale is anti-Christian and not suitable classroom reading. In a letter to Lawrence Park Collegiate's principal, Edwards complained that the dystopian novel is also “rife with brutality towards and mistreatment of women (and men at times), sexual scenes, and bleak depression.”

My favourite comment on this matter from the Toronto Star comment section:

“Ummmmm, Mr. Edwards . . .
. . . it's a cautionary tale, not a how-to. Honestly . . .”

Next Post Newer Post Previous Post Older Post Home