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Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid Tale, a dystopian novel about a society with a plummeting birth rate, in 1984. In the book, a totalitarian American regime strips cheap adidas women of their rights and forces those who are fertile to become to bear children for wealthy men and their barren wives.
Atwood challenged herself to only include events in the book that had happened in history. The result was a tale about the future that can, at turns, feel all too contemporary. The story includes cheap air force an environmental crisis, restrictions on abortion, cheap jordans in china marches for women rights and Americans fleeing to Canada.
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Moss: We touch on this more in the show than in the book, but even though things are bad for the handmaids, the government has improved some things. There are more babies being born, the air is cleaner.
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Atwood: Somewhere at some time. I made nothing up.
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Moss: I know. One of the things when we first started talking about making the show was whether this was something that could cheap jordans for sale be plausible. I love it, but is this something the public is going to buy into? And cheap jordans china then unfortunately, six months later, it became a hell cheap nike shoes of a lot more plausible.
TIME: There are some differences between the show and the book. Why did you add more nonwhite, nonstraight characters?
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In the show, it different. So just as we have cell phones in the plot now, we have to update other things. Although I was setting it in the future when I was writing it, I didn know anything about the future. We didn even have personal computers yet.
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Atwood: We heading into a situation in which health coverage is going to be removed for pregnancy and childbirth. At the same time, you going to force women to have babies by making it so they can get abortions. That like being drafted into the army. Except at least in the army, you get three square meals a day and a place to sleep. You not left out on the street. If you going to take away women choice and not give them an adequate wage or healthcare, what would you call that? I call it a bad deal.
Moss: We not politicians, but I get asked a lot what the average women or average person can do to prevent Gilead from happening.