Women of The Handmaid’s Tale show their real-life female power

The Handmaid’s Tale is the Hulu show everyone’s been talking about ever since it came out in 2017. Based on the Margaret Atwood book of the same name, the plot describes a bleak reality where women are enslaved. Turned into Handmaids, they are forced to serve the higher-ranked families and conceive babies to give away to these families. The theocratic regime of Gilead makes sure every woman stays in line, and would face severe punishment if necessary.

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The entire show is based on the woman’s place in society. While there are other roles other than Handmaids, none of them have any real power – that’s left for the men. And if a woman forgets her place, it’s up to the men to remind her of it. But these brave women still find the power within themselves to sometimes fight back, and manage to undermine the men’s control. While put in a position of inferiority, they manage to find the light.

These female characters have all kinds of different roles in society. They could be Handmaids, Marthas, Aunts, or even wives. But what’s in common to all of them, is they mostly wear uniform that strip them of their femininity. In a world like that, there’s no place for glitz and glam, nor is primping important to anyone – there are bigger issues on the line – but it’s not only by choice. It’s what society makes them be – “unwomen”, as the show calls it. Some of them are even stripped of their own names.


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Thankfully, in real life women are becoming stronger and stronger today, empowering themselves and other women. The ladies who play these roles on the show do it brilliantly, but in real life they’re totally different. They celebrate their femininity and proudly show it to the world on their Instagram accounts.

We admire these women for being as talented as they are, for the amazing things they accomplish, and for looking stunning as they take the world over by storm. Just one look at their social media will tell you everything you need to know about these fierce females, who are not afraid to flaunt their best features, nor to show themselves at home without any makeup.

It’s no wonder these actresses are taking over the headlines everywhere. They excel at everything they do and promote the most important social issues today whenever they can. And while we know them on the show, it’s lovely to see these ladies in real life, where they’re the opposite of oppressed. They are powerful, and it’s magnificent.

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