Quiz: Is this scenario a plot point from The Handmaid’s Tale or something currently happening in Texas? - The Beaverton

Quiz: Is this scenario a plot point from The Handmaid’s Tale or something currently happening in Texas?

In current pandemic times when binge-watching is basically second nature, the line between what is television and what is reality is becoming increasingly fuzzy. For example: is the state of actively campaigning to deny women, queer people, and other marginalized group basic human rights or is that just something from Handmaid’s Tale? Take this quiz to test your knowledge on whether these scenarios are plot points from the latest season of Handmaid’s Tale or actually happening in 2021 in the great state of Texas.

1. The men in power ban female athletes who are transgender. Is this something that happened in Gilead or the Lone Star State?
This is happening in Texas.
This is from the Handmaid’s Tale.
2. Under law, educational materials must promote abstinence and state that homosexual conduct is not acceptable and a criminal act. When given the opportunity to update the law, the men in suits declined. Is this a scenario that happened in Texas, or was it something Aunt Lydia referred to when meeting with Commander Lawrence?
Definitely really happening in Texas
It’s gotta be fictional!
3. Murder is legal if the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is deemed to have aggravated the murderer. Is this mentioned in the episode when Emily flashes back to being mutilated or is it just the norm in the US’ second largest state?
Texas?
There’s no way this is real life, it must be Handmaid’s Tale.
4. Abortions after the six-week mark are banned, even in cases where children have been raped or suvived incest. Does this sound like something happening in a state run by Gov. Abbott or in a place headed up by adult incels who are too obsessed with capsule wardrobes?
Could it really be Texas? Like in the present day?
Must be something from ’s dystopian brain.
5. Anti-choice bounty hunters are eligible to receive a $10,000 reward for snitching on abortion providers.
There’s no way this is really happening, right? How did we get to this place? How can humanity, united in life, love, and our shared mortality, allow this type of atrocity to exist?
Handmaid’s Tale
Quiz: Is this scenario a plot point from The Handmaid’s Tale or something currently happening in Texas?
Sorry, They Were All Texas!
Time to give the award-winning show a rewatch or maybe take a trip to the homeland of the only person in the world who has no redeemable characteristics, Ted Cruz. Just be careful- skip the Texan voyage for safety reasons if you are female, queer, a visible minority, or have sensitivity to the thick smell of bigotry emanating from all the unwashed Republicans.
Quiz: Is this scenario a plot point from The Handmaid’s Tale or something currently happening in Texas?
You nailed it! Texas style.
You’re able to tell the difference between what’s happening in Texas and what’s going on in the Tale. You’re either a loyal watcher or up on politics, or maybe you know the secret to telling the show and the state apart: The only difference is that sometimes the Handmaid’s Tale placates the public by offering a little taste of justice.
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