The first three episodes will be available that day then the rest will be released weekly. Moss plays Offred who, after the totalitarian takeover of the United States, is forced to become a Handmaid. In this future society — though not far in the future — man has so degraded the environment that chemical pollution has rendered most women infertile.
Women were deprived of their basic human rights, such as the right to read and write or to make choices in their lives, such as what to wear: I used to dress that. The Commander and the Aunts claimed that women were better protected in Gilead, that they were treated with respect and kept safe from violence: Freedom to and freedom from.
In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are given freedom from. The latter is depicted as the dehumanization of Handmaids and Wives, who were made to participate as passive objects and victims in a sex act robbed of sensuality, desire and love: What he is fucking is the lower part of my body.
I do not say making love, because this is not what he is doing. Copulating too is inaccurate, because it would imply two people and only one is involved.
Unwomen who had no value were either used in brothels or sent to the Colonies to clean up toxic waste. In Gilead, women lacked the freedom to actively form new relationships with each other.
The different categories of women served only to widen gaps between women, and this could be seen through the dissatisfaction of all women in Gilead. Handmaids were constantly committing suicide, Wives and Econowives were all extremely bitter to the handmaids.
The restrictive male-dominated society could not bring happiness to even the most pampered and powerful women. Women in Gilead must concentrate on basic survival and so avoid direct, honest reactions to this marginalization.
Sometimes the women disguise their actions, appearing to accommodate the demands of this oppressive system, while subtly rebelling. However, others rebel actively such as Moira who did not accept her fate as a Handmaid.
Janine, on the other hand as an opposite to Moira embraces it entirely. She organized pro-abortion protests and marches against male violence and pornography.
She was conscious of her rights and fought for equality.
She had not considered herself a feminist and feared that feminism would alienate her from men. During Gilead, Offred understands that feminism only forced women to recognize their natural alienation from men.
There were however, those women who truly believed in the barbaric anti-feminist regime of Gilead, such as the Aunts, like Aunt Lydia who told the Handmaids: Through the various characters in the novel she portrays a variety of women which include both active and passive feminists, anti-feminists and even servile women.
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