Green is for the wives. Dark green is for the aunts. Grey is for the maids. And red is for is for the handmaids. In the unfortunate world of the handmaids, women have lost about every right in book, from the right to be educated & read to freedom of choice. In the dystopian world of the 1985 novel of the same name, women have limited choices; obedience or death. At times, everything felt archaic.