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message 1: by Eva (new)

Eva (askmrstamayo) | 3 comments I came across this article that cited the book. Might make for an interesting discussion / reflection!


message 2: by Laure (new)

Laure | 387 comments This is horrific. It's already hard to understand how people can desire to reduce others' freedom, but how could someone want to reduce their own freedom?
Someone in the comments cites the example of Serena Joy in the story, fallen in her own trap, that's totally it.
Do these people have a real influence in the USA? Are they really being listened to?

message 3: by Emma (new)

Emma Clement (emmatclement) | 1809 comments Ahhh this is horrible I hate it so much!

I live in the US and haven't heard of these specific people before but I do believe that they probably have some influence in some areas - otherwise, they'd probably have given up.

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Ines (carcosas_crossroads) | 28 comments Behind every powerful man, there's a complicit woman.

Maybe it's because their world is already ruled by men so being the best complicit they can is the only way for them to have some kind of power, agenda, whatever. Maybe they think this will never affect themselves because they are different. Some women tend to fall into the "I'm not like other girls"-trap in order to be seen as better by men, because they learned men's opinion on them matters more.

There are already a few very interesting takes on this in this topic about the power structure between women in "The Handmaid's Tale": https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

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