Monday, February 8, 2021

Micro Mention "The Handmaid’s Tale"

Margaret Atwood

"The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood is one of those dystopian novels that should make you uncomfortable and be required reading like "1984" and "Fahrenheit 451." Why this book is particularly sinister is it feels more plausible than the other two.

It especially feels real in light of the recent political unrest at the Capitol. After all, Gilead got its start after most of Congress was executed by a radicalized group of dissidents. If you can't see the parallels there, I don't know what to tell you. 

I would like to think that no American would actually want a totalitarian state for absolute control that allows the stripping away of women's agency as people. To reduce them to nothing more than babymaking factories or trophies. But I'm less certain of that today more than any time in the last decade. 

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