Thirty years ago, the award-winning novelist and poet Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid’s Tale, a harrowing story of a reactionary future America in which women are shamed, censored, made to cover their hair, prevented from reading and forced to stay silent about all but the most frivolous topics.

Now, according to Atwood, the powers that be at a major Canadian newspaper has shamelessly censored and attempted to prevent us from reading her work on an utterly frivolous topic: Political candidates’ hair

The Atwood column in question is titled “Hair is in the election-season air, but is it crucial to the question of your vote?” It was available earlier Friday, at least for a while, on the website of The National Post. And then, as of around 6 p.m. ET, it was nowhere to be found. Read more…

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Newspaper mysteriously censors Margaret Atwood column on hair