By Sammiches & Psych Meds News
For those who don’t know, have been living under a rock, etc., ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘ is a Hulu series based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, in which the U.S. becomes a totalitarian society called Gilead, and all women are treated as a property.
This is a fictional world where women are forced into sexual slavery and child bearing. And someone thought it would be appropriate to make “sexy” costumes out of it.
Yandy’s $65 “Brave Red Maiden” costume features a hooded cloak, a white bonnet, and a red mini dress. This model is wearing hers with stilletos. Blessed be the fruit.
What in the actual fuck, people? How many people had to approve this concept?
The costumes also appear to have been taken down today with a statement saying, in part:
We support our customers being comfortable in their skin, regardless of who they are or what they choose to wear. Our corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment, and gender empowerment overall.
Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that our ‘Yandy Brave Red Maiden Costume’ is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment. This is unfortunate, as it was not our intention on any level. Our initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image.
Given the sincere, heartfelt response, supported by numerous personal stories we’ve received, we are removing the costume from our site.
If you want to dress sexy, by all means dress as provocatively as your heart desires. But let’s not glorify rape and misogyny in the process. Please. PLEASE?