The Handmaid’s Tale: Current Reality

The Handmaid’s Tale: Current Reality In several of the articles that we read during our introduction to The Handmaid’s Tale, we read about historical and political events that Atwood used to create her fictional novel. The Handmaid’s Tale “ has become a sort of tag for those writing about shifts towards policies aimed at controlling women, and especially women’s bodies and reproductive functions.” (2012 The Guardian) Your task is to find real life examples of current policies in the world that reflect the fictional dystopia in the novel or how laws continue to change to empower others for the good. Read the article on Speculative Fiction in The Handmaid’s Tale folder. Read several news reports /articles and choose one article to discuss that proves that policies exist or groups are trying to change policies that disempower women. Provide a link for the article or news report that you have used as your source at the beginning of your response. Comment on the significance of the novel’s fictional “what if?” scenario to the realities of society today. You will now comment on the “so what?” question. You can look at news/media related to Western culture or around the world in your research in 2017 to 2019. Your response should be approximately 1-2 pages double -spaced, and include direct reference from the article/report sourced for the response. Use proper MLA format. The following day, In one well-developed paragraph, each member of the class is required to respond to one of the discussion posts. It would be prudent to read the classmate’s article choice prior to responding to their analysis. 30 marks for analysis 10 marks for peer response /40 Writing – Canadian news article and write based around Haindmaids tale, Offred and Gilead. Use quotations from book also write pg. number after quote in small brackets speclutaive fiction link above please use info from that too

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