The monthly event for March will be hosted together with the Club de Carte Cluj, a book club in you guessed it Cluj! In sync with womens month the book chosen is The handmaid´s tale by Margaret Atwood, so get your book and get ready for some discussions.
The handmaid´s tale became a huge success in 2017, being made into a series and also came to be used during womens reproductive rights protests.
Atwood presents a story of a society "ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state, and is faced with environmental disasters and a plummeting birth rate. In a desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world, the few remaining fertile women are forced into sexual servitude."
Why did it gain such sucess and importance 22 years after it was published?
Many look at the current situation that women around the world face, how basic human rights such as reproductive rights are being taken away from them.