It’s quite clear that the dystopian sexism of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, in which women are controlled and abused based on their reproductive abilities, has a certain relevance today.
I really echo what [castmate Madeline Brewer] said, honestly, for me it’s not a feminist story—it’s a human story, because women’s rights are human rights,” Moss explained.
I approach it from a very human place, I hope.” Almost immediately those comments began to receive blowback from people curious as to why Moss and Brewer would try to downplay what would otherwise seem like obvious feminism.
The Handmaid’s Tale is considered one of the great feminist novels.
I actually consider it a human novel about human rights, not just women’s rights.” The panel also covered other topics, like the terrifying brilliance of Ann Dowd, who explained that “it gets kind of fun terrorizing people,” and how the show may shift perspective away from Offred, who drives the novel’s first person narrative and has a voice-over when the series begins.