The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood 
The Handmaid's Tale
Book
Dystopian
Literary Fiction
Sci-fi
Book
Dystopian
Literary Fiction
Sci-fi
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned in passing (in discussion and/or implied)
Sexual harassment (e.g. verbal or non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Incest
Attempted rape
Rape strongly implied/details surrounding a rape discussed in detail (i.e. the events before/after)
Detailed/vivid description of rape

Description

The Handmaid's Tale is set in a dystopian future where, due to declining fertility rates, fertile women are conscripted into becoming 'Handmaids.' This involves state-sanctioned rape and, as such, rape and sexual violence/control are running themes throughout the book. Related themes include female genital mutilation, sex trafficking and domestic violence.

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