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Fictional Drivel

The setting of The Handmaid's Tale is "the recent future." The United States has morphed into the Republic of Gilead, dominated by Christian fundamentalists, who have conscripted fertile women into a program of forced breeding.

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Ms. Fix-It

While Hillary Clinton attempts to storm the Oval Office, some of her less renowned sisters are busy liberating one of the few other remaining male strongholds: the hardware store.

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Be fruitful and multiply. Now

Ive just celebrated a significant birthday. How significant? Hint: I am now eligible to buy the orange bus tickets instead of the fuchsia ones, and the orange ones cost less.

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Freedom to be a woman

It is our great good fortune that we live in an era and society in which there are many and diverse ways of "being a woman" — as there are of "being a man."

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