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TheRealLindsey

OMG Handmaids Tale *spoilers*

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I finally set up my 30 day hulu trial so I could watch Handmaid's Tale. OMG - it is SO good! I'm pregnant right now, and it adds a whole 'nother level (queue Keegan's mad TV skit). Seriously blowing my mind! 

First, I didn't expect the show to do such a thorough job explaining how slowly everything unfolded to lead to this extreme future where women are involuntarily breedstock for the elites of society. They do an excellent job showing how complacency and not fighting for every right leads to an erosion from which there is no return. 

Second, the dystopic society is fascinating and horrible to learn about. We root so hard for the handmaid's, and all those who suffer. The show paints elegantly how compicit wealthy, privileged white women are in creating a society where all women (themselves included) must suffer. 

Third, the overall politics of the outside world are interestingly shown, through Canada's hosting a pseudo-American government and Mexico striking a trade deal (for hand maids) no less. 

Now, I haven't read the books yet, so I don't know how they compare, but I'd love to hear it. Anyone else have thoughts? 

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