The founders of Gilead claim that the state’s role is to protect women and they use biblical propaganda to support that objective. However it becomes clear very early on that the regime’s true intent is to control women. Discuss some of the ways that the Gilead regime disguises control as protection, particularly when it comes to issues related to reproduction. What similarities do you see between pre-Gilead life in the story and 2020 United States?
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