Dystopian Fiction Tells a Pretty Everyday Story for Many Women

Genital mutilation, ‘disaster rape’, invasive control of female bodies … post-apocalyptic plots may feel far away to some, but they are all too real for many women

Protesters dressed in The Handmaid’s Tale costumes protest outside the hearing room where Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified on September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

By Hanna Jameson

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