Category: Slavery

The Handmaid’s Tale: Slavery Reborn

SPOILERS. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel. Seth Daire and JJ Janflone explain the context of the story, then discuss the similarities with American antebellum slavery, how the story conveys agency and oppression, and why it’s an example of slavery rather than trafficking. Sources:

Can Clones Consent? Star Wars and Slavery

SPOILERS. The Star Wars universe includes multiple instances of slave-like practices. On this May the 4th, guest Robert Grant joins hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone to discuss clones, stormtroopers, Jaba’s criminal organization, sentient droids, voluntary life debt, and how science fiction and fantasy give us a context to reflect

Thomas Jefferson: Trafficker, Rapist, or Gentlemen?

Did Thomas Jefferson, a slaveholder, father children with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings? While this hasn’t been proven with certainty, it raises questions relevant to modern slavery. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone explain the story and discuss related issues like rape, consent, agency, and how society views antebellum