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New Statesman: I loved The Handmaid’s Tale. But Margaret Atwood’s promise of a sequel makes me nervous

Atwood is the author, but with anti-Trump protesters donning red gowns, who actually owns The Handmaid’s Tale?

Independent: When you celebrate the third royal baby, remember all of the women in Britain who aren’t allowed a third child

It's an unhappy coincidence that the announcement of a third royal baby comes in the same year the Government deems third babies a luxury not every family has earned

Independent: The Supreme Court has just ruled Northern Irish women can’t get NHS abortions in England – another exercise in ‘taking back control’

Like me, the DUP’s Arlene Foster is a mother of three. I don’t believe she doesn’t know what she is demanding of other women when she seeks to deny them reproductive autonomy. She chooses not to think about it.

New Statesman: The Handmaid’s Tale has already come true – just not for white western women

Why, if the fate of the fictional Offred is so horrifying, is the fate of real-life women in surrogacy hostels causing so little outrage?

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