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In Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” the author describes a speculative dystopian society where women are viewed as the property of the state and their world is ruled by the set roles of each and every woman and the gender roles and inequality are blatant in this society. The society is of a fictitious nature, however, it exposes the truth that lies in gender distinction in the modern world. While gender is a mainframe of fluidity it serves as the most underrated platform for inequality and discrimination. The gender inequality in today’s society is staggeringly in denial and the truth of it is greatly repressed. Many like to think that the truth in gender inequality is that it is diminishing and the issue is going away. However, gender inequality still persists in the modern day, in all fronts of life; in the house, workplace and societal importance. It is reported that women still earn about 80% of what a man will make working full time. Equating to women earning on average seven-eight cents to every dollar earned by a male. The wage gap has been a huge focal point in the journey to gender equality in America. In a report done by the Institute of Women’s Policy Research predicted that the wage gap should be rectified around 2058. Additionally, while women are reported to earn more degrees (college and graduate), men still earn more.  Furthermore, major displays of gender inequality in  ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, are the roles women play in society as well women’s domestic roles compared not only to men but to other women. In the novel women, are assigned domestic roles based on statuses and fertility, and they are completely separated in terms of roles in society compared to their male counterparts. Women are viewed as a property of the state in the dystopian society. They are assigned roles in society such as Handmaid’s whose responsibility is to bare the children of high statuses couples and as Aunts who instill these responsibilities into these women. While men also have particular roles in the society they are in control and are granted more liberties than women. Additionally, while women are given domestic roles, they are separated more as a species than ever in Atwood’s novel that separated women from one another by turning them against each other and drives the old fashion ideas of women to be house oriented beings. This is resurging today in the modern world. While some like to think we have outlived the expectations of women of being household confined but in reality as a society that is false. Currently, the title “housewife” is still of low status, and while some households where both parents are wage earners it is reported that women still do more than of housework and childcare.  There are major signs of gender inequality in today’s world are driven by gender stereotypes and the societal thought of the perfect “woman” as well as the inevitable collective thought of women being insubordinate. The issue of gender inequality persists because it reported that gender is the forefront of human interactions and frame these interactions instead of solely being connected to sex and reproductive purposes.    Gender inequality has dominated most areas of modern life, such as labor, society and home life. It has been at the forefront of debate, in terms of it being the reality of many nations as well as it is seen as not even an issue. Gender inequality is exposed in today’s literature and media and it is highly important that this issue is being addressed today to avoid backtracking generations to a time when did have any rights at all and men held all the power in the world.