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    It's been almost five years since I wrote my review I've rewritten large parts of it for clarity The main idea rem

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    52219Looking back on my original review it reads as uaint compared to the draconian state laws recently being passed my state of Ohio being one of them Make no mistake this not about ‘life’ it’s about controlling women If you can’t decide what happens to your own body you do not have freedom This is about bodily autonomy Wom

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    I guess Atwood doesn't believe in uotation marks I don't think I've ever come across a novel yet in which there is no distinction between the narrator and the character It took me uite a while to get used to that type of style of writ

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    I’ve been moved by books in the past many times but I’ve never before read a book that has emotionally drained me to such a degree This is frightening and powerful And sometimes it only takes a single paragrap

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    There are only a small handful of books that have affected me in a REALLY personal way In a way that I always try to put into words and always

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    edited from a paper I wrote in college about the bookIn 1986 when Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid’s Tale

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    Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a tale of terror as well as a warning The dystopian future she describes in Gilead which appears to be centered in Boston due to the reference to Mass Ave and the town of Salem is chillingly misogynistic where women are reduced to strict categories Martha for housework and cooking Jezebels easy to guess right? Eyes Angels soldiers for the state infertile Wives and potentially fertile Handmaids It is

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    Consider this not a ground breaking work of literature Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant garde mode of narration Consider it not a commentary on the concept of subjugation of the weak by the ones holding the reins Consider it not a thinly veiled feminist diatribe eitherInstead consider The Handmaid's Tale an almost physical experience Consider Margaret Atwood a fearless deliverer of unpleasant news a messeng

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    I NightI am lying awake in my bed I keep my eyes closed and beg sleep to come Fruitlessly Outside the rain is whipping the windows without mercy My husband is sleeping next to me oblivious to my struggle I need my thoughts

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    What a perfect time to be scared to death by this novel It doesn't feel dated or far fetched at all thanks to Pres

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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a mon. 52219Looking back on my original review it reads as uaint compared to the draconian state laws recently being passed my state of Ohio being one of them Make no mistake this not about life it s about controlling women If you can t decide what happens to your own body you do not have freedom This is about bodily autonomy Women have the RIGHT to legal and safe abortions with no ualifications The fact that the narrative has gone to in cases of rape and incest is troubling Rapeincestlife of the motherhorrible birth defectsyou re young single and not readyyou have five kids and can t afford it doesn t matter This is a medical procedure and pregnancy is a risky condition it can cause death Every woman has the right to decide whether or not they want to take that risk PeriodMen don t have anything that compares to this No law is forcing them have vasectomies or even denying them their bonner pills7717 I m just going to leave this here fuck Paul Ryan but not literally ew Sleeveless women My stars and garters033117 So this Russia thing Am I right2517just another giant step towards making this book a reality like they always dreamed ofOriginal review written in 2o12WARNING This review is being written after I worked a 13 hour day with another one on the horizon tomorrow and a glass of wine and while watching the Rachel Maddow show Current events have put this book on the forefront of my mind and damn it I got to get this out I have never written a review on The Handmaid s Tale because I love the book and it is so hard to write about a book you love Ehh what the hellOfFred was a normal everyday woman with a career a name a life like all women have come to expect and take for granted in this age When the Religious Right came into power they began to put into practice their insane beliefs which strip women of their identity their rights their body their very name Women are to be called Ofwhatever asshat they belong to instead of say Beatrix Reproduction is an issue because all the toxins in the environment have rendered many women infertile But if you are fertile woe to you you get to be a baby factory against your will get promised to some jerk you don t love or even like because someone deemed him important enough to breed Oh come onThis book was written in 1986 FYI I thought it was scary and sort of possible when I first read it but farfetched This could NEVER happen in the United States of America Never would it be allowed to happen here we are too educatedSoI turn on the news in twothousandandfrikntwelve and certain religious factions on the right are trying to defund Planned Parenthood because they perform abortions which is only 3% of what they do with NO federal going towards them Mostly PP provides healthcare to women who wouldn t get it otherwiseicky poor women Now it s birth control Seriously Birth control Did I wake up in 1950 Am I stuck in a Atwood novel 98% of Catholic women technically I m one of them useused birth control Even they are asking WTF I m not sure what these people are trying to do There are women than men and we voteunless that s the next right on the chopping block There have several updates to this review that I have removed to make room for the next what follows is the most recent one It s been nearly a week since the unimaginable happened and I had to let the shock wear off before I could put a coherent non rage filled update on this review Not that I don t have rage I have plenty to spare but I think it s now at a level that is manageable enough for me not to just type out a string of obscenities That being said Update 111416 An unualified racist xenophobic sexist pathological liar psychopathic reality star was elected to be the 45th president of the United States and the leader of the free world FUCKThe United States has officially shat the bed Few foresaw it but in hindsight it was coming down the road for a very long time The United divided States voted for Hillary Clinton on whole popular vote by over 2000000 votes and counting millions are still out in California for example yet Donald Trump is our president elect gag due to an antiuated electoral college system which I could explain but I m not because Google can do that better than I can Now I m all for ditching the electoral college unless the electors decide to do what it was intended to do under this circumstance to save us from ourselves See our founding fathers knew that we would fall for some con artist demagogue at some point in the future so they wisely created the electoral college a group of actual human beings trusted upon to stop such a calamity I implore the folks of current electoral college recognize this election as a collective loss of sanity of less than a uarter of the population of this nation and on December 19th put their votes towards the popular vote winner Hillary Clinton I realize that this is unlikely but one can dreamHow did this happen There are many factors involved Lots of opportunity for pointing fingers and fighting amongst ourselves which I will admit to being a party toguilty But in my opinion what it boils down to is these four things Division misinformation apathy and fear of the other Division We are all in our own comfortable bubbles digesting the information we are most comfortable with For example I never believed there was this much hate it this country because I didn t want to look at it I knew it was there of course but not at the level that it appears to be Everyone wants to live where they feel they belong Amongst those that are like minded and reaffirm your very rightness Liberals don t want to live in Indiana or Ohiosigh any than a conservative want s to live in Washington state We even do this in our social media as well guilty again This is what messed us up with the electoral college Misinformation I am not going to tell you who s right or wrong here I ll let this study speak for itselfApathy HalfHALF the country didn t vote You guys suckFear of the other This country harbors racism than I can comprehend The white people in this country seemed a little angry about the black man in the white house and the white men were staunchly determined not to have a woman white or not follow him I don t mean all white men just too many of them chill The advantage for Trump among men is larger than the 7 point advantage Romney had in 2012 and much different than in 2008 when men preferred Obama over McCain by a single point PewResearchCenter But then there are the white women 53% went for Trumpoh my sisters I have no wordsWhich brings me to the reason why this update is relevant to this review and to this book for those who tell me that my opinion is unwarrantedagain Is the United States a racist country or a sexist country America has spoken at least the ones who cared to speak and the answer is a goodly amount of both but in this election sexism won and women lost

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Th and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because in an age of declining births Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable Offred can remember the years before when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she. There are only a small handful of books that have affected me in a REALLY personal way In a way that I always try to put into words and always ultimately fail I have read a lot of books over the years and I ve liked many disliked plenty too loved and hated a smaller amount but out of the thousands I ve read there s less than ten maybe even less than five now I think about it that honestly hit me so hard that I would go so far as to say they changed me The Handmaid s Tale is a book that changed my lifeI know I know big dramatic statement to make I hear you And normally I wouldn t say that even about books I give five glowing stars but with this book it is nothing short of the truth This book was the spark that turned me into a feminist It was the spark that made me interested in gender politics and through that politics in general One of my favourite teachers in the world gave me this book and said I think you ll like this oneShe was so wrong I didn t like this book I loved it And I hated it I lost sleep over it I lived in it I was so completely absorbed into this world into this dark but oddly uiet dystopian reality There is something about the tone of Atwood s novels that works like a knife to my heart uiet rich the drama just bubbling under the surface of the prose Atwood doesn t waste words she doesn t sugarcoat her stories with meaningless phrases everything is subtle and everything is powerfulThis dystopia is a well told feminist nightmare An horrific portrait of a future that seems far too reminiscent of aspects of our own society and its very real recent history The best kind of dystopian fiction is for me that which convinces me this world might or could happen Atwood s world building may be sparse and built up gradually as the story unfolds but she slowly paints a portrait of stifling oppression and injustice that had me hanging on her every wordFor someone like me who was so caught up in Offred s experiences this book was truly disturbing In the best possible way There are so many themes and possible interpretations that can be taken from this book plenty of which I ve literally written essays on but I ll let new readers discover and interpret the book for themselves I will issue you one warning though the ending is ambiguous and puts many people off the book But for me it s one of the very few cases where an open ending has worked 100% It made the story even powerful in my opinion and guaranteed I would never be able to forget Offred and indeed this whole book We were the people who were not in the papers We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print It gave us freedom We lived in the gaps between the stories Blog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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Played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job money of her own and access to knowledge But all of that is gone now Funny unexpected horrifying and altogether convincing The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire dire warning and tour de force. I NightI am lying awake in my bed I keep my eyes closed and beg sleep to come Fruitlessly Outside the rain is whipping the windows without mercy My husband is sleeping next to me oblivious to my struggle I need my thoughts to go away I need to forget that I just finished the Handmaid s Tale and its effect on me I knew I should have resumed myself to the self imposed daily uota of 10% But no I had to read the last 30 % in one go and now I can t sleep because of it It s like a shot of caffeine to my veins How can I review such a book How can I explain how I feel I don t even know I can t say I enjoyed it I was both dreading and expecting to open the pages I wanted it to be over like I want a punishment to be over It made me choke I was uncomfortable and in pain the whole 312 pages However I was also in awe to the power and poetry of Atwood s writing The last novel they made me feel this way was Never Let Me Go I can still smell the heavy the heavy atmosphere Submission This is it Both were about submission to a terrible destiny I could not understand and accept it then and I cannot do it now Or can I What would I do to survive if submission were the only hope There is a knot in my throat What she wrote in this novel the world she created is absurd isn t it It cannot happen not in a million years right We are past this we have evolved enough We cannot get there It would be terrible unthinkable It is absurd to think that people s will can be so easily obliterated that minds can be erased and that fear can rule one s life into submission And still Kim Jung Un in Korea Putin in Russia recently the election in Turkey Trump is just as dangerous Le Pen can become the next president in France Yes the daughter of the man that said that Holocaust did not exist The world is a dangerous place and freedom is fragile We need to open our eyes be vigilant and never be complacent with what we have so it is not taken from us I still cannot sleep The rain becomes even punishing My mind races I think about the past of my country In the end of the novel at Historical Notes there were a few examples of other similar regimes that reacted as Gilead It said that Romania has anticipated Gilead in the eighties by banning all forms of birth control and imposing other restrictions How I wished this was also part of the author s imagination Ok there were no compulsory pregnancy tests and promotion did not depend on fertility but a decree was passed by Ceausescu our last communist president where all birth control and abortion was banned The punishment for not complying was severe women were imprisoned and beaten to confess During the 20 years when the decree was in place than 10000 women died from illegal mostly home made abortions Another world where men controlled women s body Not so long ago We cannot go back to that can we Motherhood Another hurtful subject To have your child taken away from you To be unable to have a child and have your husband conceive with someone else while you watch A nightmare for any woman or man No love no sex for pleasure No here I draw the line I cannot see this happen And still Historical NotesThe above memoir of a distressed reader that could not sleep because of the Handmaid s Tale was found in the notes of a mobile phone It is hard to identify the person that wrote the document as there were probably many people that lost sleep over this novel in Atwood s republic She tends to write some uncomfortable stuff that author We cannot confirm the authenticity of the document still the disturbed tone suggests that the person actually read the Handmaid s Tale and was deeply impressed by it And scaredPS I found in another review an interesting article wrote by Atwood where she discusses the book