Margaret Atwood and Elizabeth Moss discuss The Handmaid's Tale
In the news
Margaret Atwood on what The Handmaid's Tale means in the age of Trump (The New York Times, March 2017)
Lessons in resistance from The Handmaid's Tale (Erin Blakemore. JStor Daily, April 2017)
Haunted by The Handmaid's Tale (The Guardian)
The Handmaid's Tale has already come true - just not for white Western women.(The New Stateman)
Margaret Atwood, prophet? An interview with the author of The Handmaid’s Tale and the MaddAddam trilogy. (Slate, September 2017)
"The Handmaid's Tale" and counting sperm: Are fertility rates actually declining? (The Conversation, September, 2017)
In the media
Listen to year 11 student, Hrishi Thatiot, speaking to presenter Sarah McVeigh on Triple J's program for youth, "Hack", about "The Handmaid's Tale", a text our year 11s are currently studying, and one which, although written 30 years ago, is relevant to us today, and has been reinterpreted by SBS and is currently available for viewing. The presenter also speaks to the director of the TV show, and a climate futurist on food security. (Hrishi: 9.54 - 11.03). Audio link.
Could 'The Handmaid's Tale' happen today?
For some women it’s been a reality in the past, and for others it’s not too far from their reality today, says director of the first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale Reed Morano.
"Margaret Atwood calls it speculative fiction, not science fiction, because this could happen, it's not totally made up," Reed told Hack.
Articles referred to in the above 'Hack' article:
Donald Trump: Women's March rallies bring millions together worldwide to protest against new US President
Donald Trump reinstates abortion gag rule as women's rights advocates express dismay
Saudi Arabia police 'arrest' woman wearing miniskirt in video that sparked public outcry
Western men's sperm count in 'significant decline', 38-year study discovers