"felt skirted as I knew from pictures, later in mini-skirts, then pants, then in one earring, spiky green-streaked hair."
Punk girl
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1950s
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The (as yet unnamed) heroine muses on the ghosts of girls from the 1950s through to the 1980s in the old high school gym now commandeered by the regime as a training school for Handmaids (the ‘Rachel and Leah Centre’). The freedoms they took for granted, now a thing of the past, are especially highlighted by the latter image of a punk, a style rooted in defiance and anti-femininity, a concept considered heretical in the new Republic.