The Question and Answer section for The Handmaid’s Tale is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The narrator recalls what used to happen in high school gyms. She thinks about the athletics, the dances, and the awkward sexual encounters. Now she sleeps alongside other women in the gym, in army cots with spaces between them. At night, Aunt...
There are very few women that are fertile in this dystopia. This is why these "special" handmaids are found and given to commanders to breed.