Women Studies 15 - Nancy Shaba W S 3010- Fish 11/29/11 Is...

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Nancy Shaba W S 3010- Fish 11/29/11 Is There War on Women? The Handmaid’s Tale was an amazing book. It was set in a new world called Gilead, which was once the United States. The society was run by men with women as second class citizens. The story was centered around a woman named Offred who is a handmaid in Gilead. Most of the book was about how the government controls women’s lives and it showed different classes of women. The handmaid’s purpose was to create new humans while the Martha’s were the maids of the house. The aunts were teachers and in charge of the Handmaid’s, and the wives are married to the commander’s and basically do nothing. The men also have ranks but all of them have more power than the women. Women in Gilead are forbidden from any pleasure in life. They may not read, or write, have jobs, own land, or even go by their own names. "I wish this story were different. I wish it were more civilized. I wish it showed me in a better light, if not happier, then at least more active, less hesitant, less distracted by trivia. I wish
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Women Studies 15 - Nancy Shaba W S 3010- Fish 11/29/11 Is...

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