Feminist Dystopia and Political Activism an Uneasy Alliance

Feminist Dystopia and Political Activism: an Uneasy Alliance

By Becca Bashford Here at Books That Matter, we passionately believe that literature has the ability to empower and inspire women. This month’s theme, Feminist Dystopia, explores a unique literary genre which goes a step further in its efforts to empower and inspire – in fact, it leaps into the world of politics and activism. The startling rise in the …

Predicting The Future - The Role of Dystopian Fiction in Articulating Feminist Concerns

Predicting The Future – The Role of Dystopian Fiction in Articulating Feminist Concerns

By Molly Masters The raw and violent depictions of violence against women in the serialisation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale was enough to make viewers look away. However, the book, and indeed the TV series alike, were based on Atwood’s actual research of reproductive violence across the world. As uncomfortable and troubling the subject matter may seem, and overwhelming …