The show The Handmaid's Tale on the television network Hulu, created by Bruce Miller, depicts the struggle of a woman named June who is serving as a handmaid to a powerful commander and his wife to bear their child. This society is a futuristic version in which fertility and birth rates have plummeted. They have an extreme, twisted version of gender norms. A woman's only purpose is to bear children. Fertile women are forced to carry children for powerful couples, their only worth is being fertile. In this project I will present how the show, specifically focusing on the first season, depicts women and men in this society, and how it uses and demeans women.
Glenn, Joanna, ""Blessed be the Fruit"- Female Representation in The Handmaids Tale Season 1" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 176.