Handmaid's Tale Podcast - S2E10 "The Last Ceremony"

This episode we are a little late, a little tired, and just a weee bit agro. Holly goes on a self-righteous rant about the use of violence against women as a form of entertainment, Heather goes post-colonial, and Erin barely avoids being sick over the whole thing. PLUS - a whole lot of listener submitted Balm of Gilead and GTOW. You guys really lifted our spirits with your submissions, and hopefully you will indulge us this week by letting us get a few things off our chests. 

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Show Notes: 

Balms of Gilead

The Richmond School Board renames J. E. B. Stuart Elementary School as Barack Obama Elementary School after students vote on the name change.

Getting out in nature. Because as Rachel Carson reminds us, “those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”  

Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) gets angry over family separation at the border because sometimes there is comfort in anger. 

Gender Traitor of the Week

"Nannette" by Hannah Gadsby explores how we can own our own story and reclaim our voice. Also it's a stand-up comedy set.

MJ Hegar is a veteran running for office in Texas.  

Shirley Chisolm: the first African American congresswoman, the first African American to run for president, the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Bonus Notes:

Jamaica Kincade's "Lucy" 
RAICES raises over 20 million to help reunite families at the border.