I read The Handmaid's Tale about ten years ago, just before we started our art print business. I seem to bounce between historic fiction and speculative fiction, especially dystopian novels. It's dizzying at times. I loved Handmaid. Although hyperbolic, it touched on important issues of gender and enslavement. After all, a short 100 years ago women could not even vote in America, and in many countries around the world, woman have few rights. Slavery in America was abolished in 1865, and we are still wrestling with race issues.
When I saw that Hulu was producing a series based on the novel, I was all in. I watched and loved the Hulu series. It's a perfect modern take on the 1985 book. It's compelling, provocative, violent, gorgeously produced and most of all...IMPORTANT.
As fundamental rights are called into question right now in our country, stories like The Handmaid's Tale can be helpful discussion starters. I chose seven quotes that I feel are the most relevant for us today.
Are there any questions?