Category: Slavery

What Surprised Us About Slavery and Trafficking

Seth and JJ talk about what surprised them as they began to learn about slavery and trafficking. Though more can and should be done to end slavery, which has been continually with us, chattel slavery was ended in England at a time when slavery was an accepted norm that it was foolhardy to fight. Things

Blade Runner’s Synthetic Human Slaves

The sequel to Blade Runner was recently released, which makes it a good time to examine the synthetic human slaves known as replicants in the movie, and androids in the book. Hosts Seth Daire and JJ Janflone discuss the plight of replicants and compare it to a few historical forms of slavery. The sexual assault

Orphan Black: Can Clones Be Owned?

The TV show Orphan Black just finished it’s 5-year run of exploring an intersectionality of themes, with the amazing Tatiana Maslany playing the clones. Seth Daire and JJ Janflone discuss the show and relate it to reality, which includes a brief explanation of cloning in reality and how existing US law may inform the Orphan

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: https://www.hulu.com/the-handmaids-tale Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s