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FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM – It is not often that a fictional book written many years ago becomes a prescient story for our current times. George Orwell’s 1984 is one such book. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is another. Now, the online streaming service Hulu has produced a much-publicized televised version of The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Alexis Bledel.

In our current political climate where conservative lawmakers are prescribing nearly every aspect of women’s healthcare and reproduction, and when a self-admitted sexual predator is in the White House, The Handmaid’s Tale is a powerful warning against the dystopian future we could realize.

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Stephanie Abraham is a writer and media critic, she helped found the feminist magazine make/shift and was the founding editor of the feminist magazine LOUDmouth. Her works have been published in McSweeney’s, Al Jazeera, Mizna and Bitch Magazine. She is the Pop Culture Correspondent and Film Critic for Rising Up With Sonali.

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