The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, a near-future, repressive, uber-christian, New England splinter government that has usurped the United States after assassinating the president and gunning down Congress (Atwood never mentions if the Judicial made it out, but I guess we usually forget them anyway). The role of a Handmaid is to […]

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The President and Congress have been massacred, the government taken over by religious zealots. Population is decreasing because of war and infertility. Women have become second class citizens. Based on Genesis 30:1 – 3, where Rachel gives Jacob her maid to bear children, women are valued based only on their potential ability to bear children. […]