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condition of women
Terms in this set (11)
The colour of blood, which defines us
I am a reproach to her, and a necessity
This is like a business transaction
Think of yourselves as seeds
They touch with their eyes
She's a magic presence to us, an object of envy and desire
Evidence from a single woman is no longer admissible
She has become speechless
They are defeated women. They have been unable...
There are no such thing as sterile men anymore, not officially. There are only women who are fruitful and women who are barren, that's the law.
Give me children or else I die
We are all honey
Determines me so completely
I am a national resource
You must be a worthy vessel
Waiting room IV
Her fault, her fault, her fault, we chant in unison
It was my fault, she says. It's my own fault. I led them on. I deserved the pain.
My name isn't offered
This is supposed to signify that we are one flesh, one being. What it really means is that she is in control, of the process and thus of the product
The touch of my flesh sickens and contaminates her
Which of us is it worse for, her or me?
We are containers, it's only the inside of our bodies that is important
I want to be held and told my name.
In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children
It's a victory, for all of us. We've done it.
I am the vehicle for her hope
We are for breeding purposes
We are two-legged wombs
Sacred vessels, ambulatory chalices
I must forget about my secret name
My name is Offred now, and here is where I live
I have viable ovaries. I have one more chance
The wandering womb
Turning out more and more yards of intricate and useless wool people: her form of procreation, it must be
Women united for a common end!
To him I'm no longer merely a usable body
Women can't hold property anymore, she said. It's a new law
I am his.
Soul scrolls X
long-sleeved even in the summer, to keep us from the temptations of our own flesh
This way they're protected, they can fulfil their biological destinies in peace
Alive only to the possibilities of my body
Death makes me hungry. Maybe it's because Ive been emptied; or maybe it's the body's way of seeing to it that I remain alive
Still births, miscarriages, and genetic deformities were widespread and, on the increase.
It must have been most gratifying for these handmaids, so rigidly controlled at other times, to be able to tear a man apart with their bare hands every once in a while
Aunts should take the names derived from commercial products available to women in the immediate pre-Gilead period
The gentleman in question
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