History Literature / TheHandmaidsTale

19th Aug '16 10:08:07 AM AndresFD
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*ChekhovsGun: Subverted. [[spoiler: Offred manages to smuggle a match into her room and speculates what she could do with it, but never gets a chance to use it for anything.]]
16th Jul '16 8:11:01 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1985 novel by Creator/MargaretAtwood set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. A portrait of a {{Dystopia}}.

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A 1985 novel by Creator/MargaretAtwood Creator/MargaretAtwood, set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. A portrait of a {{Dystopia}}.
16th Jul '16 8:10:45 AM Mdumas43073
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9th Jun '16 11:12:17 PM Morgenthaler
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14th May '16 3:13:38 AM Lanthorn
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In 2017 Creator/{{Hulu}} will debut a miniseries starring Creator/ElisabethMoss as Offred.
27th Mar '16 8:52:05 AM mlsmithca
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* SocietyMarchesOn: In TheEighties, when UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan seemed like the new eternal master of American politics, backed by a wide array of MoralGuardians and (seemingly) a huge tyrannical SilentMajority, the novel seemed frighteningly plausible. A few decades down the road, not so much. ([[{{YMMV}} Or maybe not,]] given some of the reactionary backlash against gay rights in the name of "religious freedom" as of 2016...)
* StateSec: [[strike: None]] [[BlatantLies All are safe]] under ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the]] [[FacelessEye Eyes]] [[SecretPolice of]] [[CorruptChurch God]]''.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: In TheEighties, when UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan seemed like the new eternal master of American politics, backed by a wide array of MoralGuardians and (seemingly) a huge tyrannical SilentMajority, the novel seemed frighteningly plausible. A few decades down the road, not so much. ([[{{YMMV}} Or (Or maybe not,]] not, given some of the reactionary backlash against gay rights in the name of "religious freedom" as of 2016...)
* StateSec: [[strike: None]] [[BlatantLies All are safe]] under ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the]] [[FacelessEye Eyes]] [[SecretPolice of]] [[CorruptChurch God]]''.
27th Mar '16 3:32:36 AM WillBGood
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* SocietyMarchesOn: In TheEighties, when UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan seemed like the new eternal master of American politics, backed by a wide array of MoralGuardians and (seemingly) a huge tyrannical SilentMajority, the novel seemed frighteningly plausible. A few decades down the road, not so much.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: In TheEighties, when UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan seemed like the new eternal master of American politics, backed by a wide array of MoralGuardians and (seemingly) a huge tyrannical SilentMajority, the novel seemed frighteningly plausible. A few decades down the road, not so much. ([[{{YMMV}} Or maybe not,]] given some of the reactionary backlash against gay rights in the name of "religious freedom" as of 2016...)
15th Mar '16 3:14:03 PM julio144
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** Speak for yourself. In fact, the state of American politics in 2016 makes the novel seem even more [[http://www.feedyourneedtoread.com/feature/gloria-steinem-on-the-handmaids-tale/ plausible]].
13th Mar '16 11:03:56 PM MsChibi
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* VirginInAWhiteDress: The virgin daughters of Gilead wear these until marriage, when they switch to blue (Wives) or multicolored (Econowives)
24th Jan '16 10:21:32 PM shamblingdead2
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot : Discussed. Moira refers to Jezebel's as "butch paradise," and the women can have sex, if they want.
--> Hell, they encourage it. Besides, it sort of turns (the commanders) on.
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