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Margaret Atwood defends ‘I told you so’ mug likening post-Roe America to Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood has expressed her dismay over current similarities between attacks on reproductive rights in the US and those portrayed in her novel The Handmaid’s Tale. On 11 July, the author shared a photo on Twitter of herself holding a mug with the words “I told you so” written across it. She wrote alongside the image: “In Nova Scotia with appropriately sloganed coffee mug...”
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Margaret Atwood defends 'smug' 'I told you so' post about Roe v Wade

Margaret Atwood, 82, has defended a cryptic social media post which showed her holding a mug reading 'I told you so'. The author is best known for her dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale, whichlater became the hit series. Published in 1985, it explores the future United States that has become a fundamentalist, authoritarian, theocratic regime known as Gilead.
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A Conversation with Margaret Atwood

Worthington Libraries, in partnership with eight other central Ohio libraries, will host Margaret Atwood. The acclaimed author, in conversation with WOSU's Ann Fisher, will discuss her storied literary career, which includes the publication of "The Handmaid's Tale."
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Margaret Atwood protests book bans with 'unburnable' copy of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Book bans are becoming more prevalent in US school libraries and classrooms, making it harder () for students to get their hands on certain texts that might expand their worldview. To raise awareness of such moves and perhaps protest the of literal book burning, Margaret Atwood and Penguin Random House are a one-off, of her classic dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale.
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Margaret Atwood Uses a Flamethrower on 'Unburnable' Edition of The Handmaid's Tale to Protest Book Banning

In a video that dropped Tuesday, the acclaimed author Margaret Atwood uses a flamethrower on an "unburnable" edition of her dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale. The fire-filled video was released by her publisher Penguin Random House to announce the auction of the unique edition. Atwood hopes to bring attention to the rise of book banning and restrictions in schools across the U.S.
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Why Margaret Atwood is taking a flamethrower to ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’

When Tennessee’s McMinn County Board of Education voted in January to remove the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus from the eighth-grade curriculum on the Holocaust, it cited “unnecessary use of profanity and nudity and its depiction of violence and suicide.”. It’s just one of what the American Library...
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