Actress Elisabeth Moss got some flack for saying “The Handmaid’s Tale” wasn’t “a feminist story.”
“That was my mistake in the sense that I should have been much clearer,” she said. “What I should have said is that it is not only a feminist story, but it is also a human story.”
“Obviously it is first and foremost a feminist story,” the 35-year-old continued. “I play a woman who has had her child and her family taken away from her, and all of her rights as a woman stripped and who is essentially a prisoner.”
Moss’ statement was meant to reflect how “The Handmaid’s Tale” is “also a human story in the sense that there are other groups – other races, colours and creeds – who are punished and maligned and are not given the right to be heard as well.”
“The Handmaid’s Tale” has been renewed for a second season, expected to air in 2018.