The Handmaid's Tale

How does The Handmaid’s Tale depict the intersection between politics and sexual reproduction? How is Gilead’s political order defined by this intersection, and how does it affect the lives of women?

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I can't write your essay but I can pass on a few details. In a dystopia where reproduction is very sparse, problems ensue. This is especially apparent in a patriarchal society where men in power seek offspring (especially male offspring). The few women that can reproduce are forced into a sort of baby making servitude. The act of conceiving becomes a nationalistic duty for the women able to do so. Female sexuality becomes absorbed into male dominated political, ideological and sexual expression. Conceiving becomes a necessity for a government to survive. The conceiver (the handmaid) is merely the necessary vessel that ensures autocratic power to survive.