Season one of AMC’s Dietland finally draws to a close, and what a journey it’s been. Starting from a feminist group murdering for the #MeToo movement, to playing the oppression Olympics, the show is truly the pinnacle of third-wave feminism. To prove that, we leave off on the personal targeting of pro-life members of Congress.
The July 30 season finale “Bedwomb” has our lead Plum (Joy Nash) actually working inside the feminist murder group called "Jennifer" as they continue their goal of terrorizing the male population. After their mindless male-killing, ridiculous manifesto, and the open degradation of the president as the “very worst,” the members of Jennifer begin plotting out their next course of action.
You might be wondering, how do you top targeting sexual predators? According to the show, that’s attacking pro-life congressmen, and even that might be too tame for these folks.
Sofia: In the meantime, we should be working on our next target. Wells.
Woman 1: But why Wells? There's gotta be somebody easier to take out than a congressman. Someone who means more.
Sofia: Actually, his head of security's about 100 years old, and not so up on the latest.
Soledad: And he is meaningful. He is destroying women's reproductive rights.
Moana: But think about how it looks. The Dirty Dozen. Stella Cross. And then some ancient, backwater congress dude? It looks like we're hurt or something, like we're bitching out.
Jasmine: If you say "Optics" one more time, Moana, I swear to God...
Woman 2: My problem is that you and Sofia think you're the leaders, even though having leaders is patriarchal crap.
Soledad: I used to feel the same way, until I realized how hard it is to get 12 people to agree on anything. I'm beginning to understand why dudes love dictatorships.
Jasmine: What I want to know, what I want to know-- what's our endgame here? We just keep killing people? Until when?
Soledad: Until women feel safer. Until they have some measure of real equality.
Jasmine: But how does that happen?
Soledad: That's why Plum is here. She's gonna help us do that.
Plum: Oh. I-- I don't—
Woman 3: Please. We need fresh eyes on this.
Plum: You should go after Congressman Wells. He's a menace to women. And you need to keep the heat on. Keep up the feeling that you're everywhere, and scary.
( All snapping fingers )
Plum: But your messaging needs work, and—
Soledad: Thank you for making that so clear. All right. Settled.
Watch out, pro-lifers. Apparently not supporting abortion now makes you a "menace" to society. And that in turn, makes you worthy of death, and not even a memorable one. I can’t tell whether that extends to pro-life congresswomen, but considering Jennifer’s murdered women before, I'm sure they count as well. I can’t imagine why the Democrats don’t run on that platform.
However, it's kind of funny to imagine politics and squabbling hindering a feminist group. Even as they plot a murder, the women here get caught up on oppressive language, leaders being bossy, and how they look to the public. All the while using codenames taken from Disney princesses. Seems a little sexist to me.
Still, it’s a fitting end to the season, feminists willing to murder people to protect the right to murder their own babies. Many members of Jennifer are eventually arrested, but their message lives on loud and clear. This is a group of deeply disturbed, self-centered, and thoughtless ideologues. And unfortunately, real life is starting to go down the path of fiction.