In the season one finale, Gilead's veneer of austerity begins to crack, and even the most devout women lording over the handmaidens may be reaching their breaking point.
Is it foolish to believe there will be an end to this madness? Is resistance futile? Offred/June is eager to find out in what is arguably the most riveting, gutting episode of the season.
When you consider that 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump, maybe it isn't such a surprise that the Republic of Gilead is the brainchild of a 21st-century Phyllis Schlafly.
The patriarchy may ruthlessly reign in the Republic of Gilead. But as we're witnessing in real-time, real-life USA, women will rise up and lead the revolt.
This latest episode gives us a deeper sense of what life for women is like in the Republic of Gilead—and sheds insight into Trump’s obsession with building a border around our country.
The resistance remains strong in these first 100 days. But as the Hulu adaptation of Atwood’s dystopic novel warns, there always remains the risk of submitting to fascism.
Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s feminist classic may be fiction, but as our 40-year-old writer revisits the story in the Trump era, she wonders whether it will become our reality.