You may have read about the recent protests at several state capitals and in Washington D.C. where women are dressing up as characters from Hulu’s popular new show, The Handmaid’s Tale. Inspired by the book of the same name, the show portrays women in a very negative light and they’re reduced to nothing more than baby machines.
(We wrote about the show earlier this year on Politically Slanted and if you missed it, you can read it here.)
Well, now a new organization called the Handmaid’s Coalition has formed. According to their web site , their mission is “to combat misogyny and oppression in legislation and government policy targeting the disenfranchised groups society would seek to ‘other'” and their vision is “to usher in, for the first time in American history, a political era in which all groups are equally and fairly represented in the political sphere. Whether man or woman, gay or straight, black or white, cisgender or trans, etc., all should have an equal voice in America.” The coalition will be focusing on state and local issues.
Women can join local chapters and even though the site just launched, there are already several state chapters up and running. Women are also invited to share their own “tales” on the site and there are even men sharing stories of how they participated in protests – one particular contributor refers to himself as “The Manmaid.”
They’ve even put together an extensive guide on how to sew the costume and things to know before you protest.
This, folks, is where today’s feminist agenda has gone. The left has done such a good job of scaring women into thinking politicians are trying to trying to take away their birth control, sexual freedom and independence that they’re now resorting to dressing up like fictional characters to protest a non-issue.
The GOP has become the big bad simply because we believe women ought to pay for their own contraceptives and accept responsibility that comes along with having sex (i.e. – babies).
Women in America are not oppressed and their rights are not being stripped away. Maybe the Handmaid protesters ought to start marching for women in Muslim countries who know what real oppression is like.