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The Handmaid's Tale Wiki is a collaborative encyclopaedia of The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood's best-selling novel and Hulu's drama series The Handmaid's Tale (TV series), based on the novel. Gileadpaedia has eyes currently editing over 591 articles, and 1,445 files, and you can help!

The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of a nation facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate. Gilead is ruled by a twisted Christian fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'. As one of the few remaining fertile women, June is a Handmaid in Commander Fred Waterford's household. She is one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world.

In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.

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The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian/speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood, first published in 1985.

The novel revolves around a woman named Offred, and her struggle to survive in a totalitarian theocracy known as the Republic of Gilead, which has replaced the United States of America, and explores themes such as religious fundamentalism, political censorship and oppression, sexism and gender roles, and more.


The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian drama series exclusively on Hulu.

Starring Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, Joseph Fiennes, and Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale's dystopian narrative sets itself in the fictional Republic of Gilead, an authoritarian theocracy which comes to power in the United States of America.

Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale follows handmaid Offred (played by Moss), who is forced into subjugation in an attempt to repopulate the fictional, male-dominated society of Gilead.

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LGBTQ+ people in Gilead's theocracy are persecuted as "gender traitors", the regime treats them just like political "traitors". Unlike other legal offenses like "adultery" or "infidelity", there is no mitigation for those who repent their "deeds". Our article for the Pride Month 2023


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