Essentialist Thinking: "Femlandia" Provokes, but Doesn't Push Past the Gender Binary

The insistent classification of Rooney’s work as Marxist has long felt like a stretch.

Gilead Is Now: For Feminist Authors, Dystopia Is Already Here

In modern times, dystopian fiction is an outlet for authors to imagine the world as it already is. Read more »

Our Apocalypse, Ourselves: How Fictional Apocalypses Reveal and Soothe Our Greatest Fears

In a way, dystopian tales act as bedtime stories and cautionary tales for adults. Read more »

Surviving the Dystopia: What “The Handmaid’s Tale” Teaches Us That “1984” Can’t

The protagonists in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “1984” were set on different paths from the moment they were born into societies that defined their freedoms through their respective gender identities. Read more »