i think most people who say the Handmaid's Tale could never happen here have basically no familiarity with the religious right
— Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones) May 30, 2017
Absolutely true. I grew up among the Religious Right. The Handmaid’s Tale is not dystopian to them. Again, not dystopian.
It is their preferred world. Hell, I went to school with at least two girls who dressed very similarly to the women in the book and the show, just not quite as much scarlet.
(Most of the RR does not attend public school, but a few do. There were many more in my hometown that I only vaguely knew, though they were numerous.)