The Question and Answer section for The Handmaid’s Tale is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Handmaid's tale is not known for anything humorous. At best there is some satire. Atwood exaggerates already misogynistic social norms that can be found in conservative and evangelical Christian thought in America.
Freedoms were taken away for all women but especially from handmaids like Offred. Some freedoms taken away are:
-freedom to be a mother
-sexual freedom (foced to reproduce with high ranking government officials)