Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, a novel set in a world run by a Christian totalitarian government, where women are considered subservient to men. It seems that the basis of novel isn’t a dystopian future. It’s history.
Everything that’s old and dystopian is new again.
These images capture the spirit of the 1985 dystopian novel. Egads.
Of all the Republican candidates for president, Rick Santorum is the only one who makes me want to fling a copy of The Feminine Mystique at his head. Although he’s the darling of conservative women, his views on women’s equality, below, are about as quaint and old-fashioned as scurvy and lynching—not to mention bewildering, repulsive, and out of place in 21st century America. It seems Santorum wants to put us in a time machine and send us on a one-way trip to the 1950s, when men were men and women were girls.