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As I reading the novel The handmaids tale I recognized the Republic of Gilead is a country which is not only under the religious theoretic rule but also dominated by the masculine power All the men in the Republic have various of privileges that the women do not have In the first 100 pages of the novel I realized handmaids have think about using their bodies to make a deal with those Angle in order to escape from the red center therefore it hints from the beginning men have greater power in the Republic In the Republic everybody has been ranked The ranks of women like Aunt Martha and Wife are specifically gendered words that mark the status of women Therefore regardless of her rank a womans central feature is her sex Even a Wife the highest-ranking woman in the republic is defined in relation to a man her husband Words such as Commander Guardian and Angel name mens various ranks of power but the words themselves do not reduce individual men to their sex alone In the novel we always see those words like unwomen unbabies but we never see the word like unmen it means there are no sterile men in the Republics ideology and only women have defective in the eyes of the Republics law Moreover men in the Republic are not defining through their bodies functions but women do the major purpose of women in the Republic is to reproduce baby If those women fail to produce baby they will declare as unwomen and will be sent to the colonies and die in there In the novel we can see that all aspects of womens life were being highly regulated their speech writing reading job economic independence or even their name Those handmaids are never given individual names the Republic regards them as objects or rather as state property and if giving them individual unchanging names those will undermine their position
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