Watch these conservatives do mental gymnastics to convince themselves “The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t about them

The Handmaid's Tale (Credit: Hulu/George Kraychyk)

When Margaret Atwood penned the dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” in 1985, a moralistic Christian conservative was in his second term in the White House and the Religious Right was ascendant. Meanwhile, Atwood had observed the conditions of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, in which a formerly secular, Westernized society was suddenly transformed into a patriarchal theocracy. Under the Ayatollah, women were legally obliged to wear the...

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