It’s a general rule that the leading expert on any piece of work is the person that actually created it.
That is unless, of course, you’re a guy on Twitter. Then it’s clear: you’re the expert on everything in this world.
Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, recently came up against such “random Twitter guy” just a few days ago.
The Handmaid’s Tale is a story about the dystopian United States where religion has taken over and a forced reproduction is a part of the course.
The book and the Hulu TV show see women routinely taken advantage of, kidnapped, and often forced into reproductive servitude, and all of that in the name of religion.
Ms. Atwood didn’t imagine that her book would become as horrifyingly accurate as it has when she wrote it, but recent laws in some states are literally criminalizing women for miscarriages.
We are slowly but surely staring down the barrel of Gilead, and it’s not a good thing!
Margaret Atwood has been outspoken about how wrong these things are through it all, particularly because she wrote such horror-fiction herself. So, she shared an article about Marshae Jones a few days ago.
Marshae had an argument with a man when she was five months pregnant and she received a bullet in her abdomen, but the man was let go without any charges, while she was charged for losing her unborn child.
The charges against Marshae were dropped after a massive public outcry, but if social media and activism hadn’t managed to intervene, she would have been in jail now.
Anyway, a random guy decided to reply to Atwood about her own show. Now, we’re not sure if he’s trolling or not, but that doesn’t make things better.
Expectedly, what’s the one thing that comes after a tweet such as this one?
Check out how Twitter reacted to this guy: