Now I'm awake to the world. I was asleep before. That's how we let it happen. When they slaughtered Congress, we didn't wake up. When they blamed terrorists and suspended the Consitution, we didn't wake up then, either. Nothing changes instantaneously. In a gradually heating bathtub, you'd be boiled to death before you knew it.
Offred: Janine, you cannot bite people. Janine: Can I tell you a secret? I can do anything I want. I had a baby. A good one. I had a good one! So they don't care. I can't do anything I want. I can have ice cream. It's only vanilla, but I can have it. Do you want some?