Monday, April 27, 2009

The Handmaid's Tale - Revisited

Just in time for Mother’s Day (May 10th this year - mark your calendars!), the Women’s Bioethics Project Book Club has released its next selection: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Download the book club kit developed by WBP advisory board member Sue Trinidad and join us as we explore the bioethical implications of commercial surrogacy, the role of genetic relatedness, redefining concepts of motherhood and the commodification of women's bodies.

Read and discuss with your Mom, your daughters, and friends – let us know what you think – join the conversation!


Dan Howitt said...

Great topics to think about, my wife too. Dan Howitt, NYC.

Sue Trinidad said...

Thanks, Dan--and yes, please, let's hear from the guys on these issues, too!

I've read the book several times now, and it is remarkable to me how the story has related to current events and concepts -- differently each time.

I'd love to hear from others, whether it's your first time with The Handmaid's Tale or your fifth!