The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
This is an okay dystopia if you are a man, and a terrible one if you are a woman who enjoys things like bodily autonomy. You have a much smaller chance of surviving this one, I’d say. The thing about The Handmaid’s Tale is that the war isn’t some far-flung piece of ancient history that people barely remember. The Sons of Jacob only took over like five minutes ago. Offred, for instance, has frequent flashbacks to the life she had before.
My point is that the new world order in The Handmaid’s Tale is just too fresh. Protagonist or not, you’d probably defy the patriarchy and find yourself snatched up by the secret police. Which, you know, go you! But also yikes.