Netflix’s new collection Maid powerfully dramatized the expertise of an abusive boyfriend pressuring a girl to abort.
Maid, impressed by Stephanie Land’s memoir, Maid: Exhausting Work, Low Pay, and a Mom’s Will To Survive, premiered on Friday, October 1. It’s the story of a poor single mother, Alex (Margaret Qualley), who struggles to hold on after leaving an abusive relationship. Within the second episode, “Ponies,” Alex remembers the day she informed her boyfriend Sean (Nick Robinson) that she was pregnant.
Alex: The armchair within the entrance garden of our trailer belongs to me. And you may’t inform underneath all of the mildew, but it surely’s pink velvet. And after I moved into Sean’s, it got here with me. And after I informed him I used to be pregnant he sat me down on that chair and he introduced me a cup of mint tea and he informed me he would maintain my hand each step of the way in which. All tenderness. However then after I informed him that I wasn’t gonna get an abortion he took the chair and all the remainder of my belongings and he threw them out into the rain. And he screamed at me and he informed me that I used to be a fucking whore. And he mentioned that I used to be ruining his bike journey and that I used to be additionally ruining his life. And he mentioned that, uh, he would by no means forgive me. And he hasn’t.
Sean: What the fuck are you considering? Fucking bitch! Assume for a fucking second, Alex! For a fucking second!
Alex: And I have been afraid of him on a regular basis since. Anyway, simply one thing I am engaged on proper now.
Whereas a lot of the collection is a fictionalization, Stephanie Land has mentioned her boyfriend tried to intimidate her to abort when he realized of her being pregnant. Stress towards susceptible pregnant ladies to abort from boyfriends, dad and mom or others is a standard expertise. Even the left-wing outlet the Day by day Beast has admitted the prevalence of coerced abortion in america.
However in an period of “shout your abortion” madness, acknowledging that abortion will not be the “ladies’s liberation” radical left-wing feminists like to say is uncommon to see in a collection.
By the tip of the collection, Alex is on extra steady footing. She has completely ended her relationship along with her abuser and acquired full custody of her daughter, Maddy (Rylea Nevaeh Whittet). As Alex tells one among her rich purchasers, “I reside for my daughter.”
She strikes to Montana along with her toddler to attend faculty and construct a future as a author. The collection ends along with her and her little lady on high of a mountain smiling and laughing. The viewers can not assist however really feel pleasure that Alex rejected abortion and gave her unborn baby the probability to reside.