Schlagwort-Archive: women

The Handmaid’s Tale

… von Margaret Atwood habe ich schon ein paar Mal im LK gelesen.

Respected Canadian poet and novelist Atwood presents here a fable of the near future. In the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, far-right Schlafly/Falwell-type ideals have been carried to extremes in the monotheocratic government. The resulting society is a feminist’s nightmare: women are strictly controlled, unable to have jobs or money and assigned to various classes: the chaste, childless Wives; the housekeeping Marthas; and the reproductive Handmaids, who turn their offspring over to the „morally fit“ Wives. The tale is told by Offred (read: „of Fred“), a Handmaid who recalls the past and tells how the chilling society came to be. The Handmaid’s Tale weiterlesen