Does the state have a right to control a womans mind, her life and her body? Those questions have been hotly debated as lawmakers consider new legislation on reproductive policy, , access to maternal health care on the federal and state levels. Those conversations have been fueled by Margaret Atwoods The Handmaids Tale, widely considered to be a literary masterpiece. Well never know how many people have seen their own experiences represented in the character of Offred, the live-in slave used to bear children in a totalitarian state. But the story remains so relevant that the book has never gone out of print . Offreds story gave rise to a movie, an Emmy-winning series on Hulu, and continues to be a touchstone for major cultural conversations — whether...
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Margaret Atwood On The Enduring Resonance Of 'The Handmaid's Tale'