Unwomen are the lowest social class of women in Gilead. It typically includes many if not all women who are incapable of social integration within the regime's hostile gender divisions. Among them are sterilized women, some unmarried and widowed women, human rights activists, feminists, female "gender traitors", nuns, failed handmaids such as those unable to bear children after three two-year postings, foreigners, female demonstrators/protesters, and other female dissidents etc.
Gilead usually but not always exiles Unwomen to "the Colonies", areas both of agricultural production and of deadly pollution.
Known Unwomen Edit
See also: Unwomen (Category)