Emma Watson Interviewed Margaret Atwood About 'The Handmaid's Tale'

And the F-word was mentioned more than once.

Emma Watson
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Noted Handmaid's Tale fan Emma Watson (opens in new tab) recently interviewed author Margaret Atwood for Entertainment WeeklyAnd you'll be pleased to know they had a lively, in-depth discussion about patriarchy, misogyny, and campaigning for women's rights.

While their conversation didn't specifically mention Donald Trump, Emma did ask Margaret if she finds the echoes of her book in contemporary politics upsetting: "I'm not easily depressed by these sorts of things," Margaret responded.

"If you were born in the '90s, you were born into a world where quite a few rights for various groups had been established, at least in the West, and you thought that was normal. But if you're older than that and you were born into a world in which this was not the case, you saw the fights that went into those rights being established."

Emma also asked Margaret if she was "bored" of being asked about the feminism in The Handmaid's Tale. The writer said she wasn't - but explained that she doesn't like to talk about feminism unless the interviewer explains what they mean by it. "Do we mean equal legal rights?" she asked. "Do we mean women are better than men? Do we mean all men should be pushed off a cliff? What do we mean? Because that word has meant all of those different things."

You can read the full interview here (opens in new tab).

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