Sexy Handmaid's Tale costume removed from sale

Alright, the world we live in has taken it’s toll. I can’t stop laughing at this.

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Actually, it’s a great way to increase your stamina. It used to be Mike Huckabee playing base, now it’s Trump hissing.

It’s already a thing, though usually with out the actual markings.


This one is from a movie, though.


WT ACTUAL F doesn’t even cover it.

There’s my want and honest craving for a good, vintage Wonder Woman outfit (because that’s how I roll), and then, way on the other end of the spectrum, in the dark, unlit bit nobody should go, is this outfit.
Fuck no.


I actually saw that as a burlesque act. It was incredibly funny and disturbingly sexy.

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Bleh! More like a week of abstinence. I wouldn’t want any of them near my libido – too much chance of strange side effects. Oglaf NSFW!


Ted Cruz!

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They also sold a sexy version of this ensemble

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You know… I don’t think the problem is that these costumes exist but that there’s a market for them. Who is buying this crap?


“Women: You can’t live with them, and you can’t get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something.” Emo Philips


Is that the alternate punchline to the aristocrats?


But it is just a costume from a TV show. A fictional one. Nobody is claiming that you can’t dress up as a Jedi, and at least some people take that fairly seriously as sort of a new age religion.

I wish people would lighten up a little. All this outrage over trivial things is exhausting.

I think because of the process of normalization, where a thing becomes common and accepted if it’s repeated enough. It’s a common tactic of fascists, racists, and people who just don’t give enough of a fuck to fix systems that are broken.


Feel free to take a nap.


I liked this! It was either darkly hilarious because the manufacturer knew exactly what they were doing, or even more darkly hilarious because they didn’t.

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I have watched the show, which is perhaps why I don’t see the problem. I mean, the show is about a woman who, among other things, proves that forbidding her to choose her clothes doesn’t stop her exercising sexual and intellectual agency. Wearing a “sexy” version of the show’s oppressive costume seems like just a direct expression of that.

There is certainly an argument that when women (and more to the point, girls) choose sexualised halloween outfits, they’re being lured into objectifying themselves. Whatever your thoughts on that, in the context of the show, it is specifically the Gilead regime who are saying it.

I highly advise you to read the book, and that might enlighten you as to why this was a bad idea, even if it was meant ironically.


Based on the blurb, I’m guessing they knew exactly what they were doing.

Hmmmmmmmmm. I appreciate dark humor, but Halloween costumes are such an absolute cesspool of horrible ideas made real. The rare occasions that I’m amused by some of them, I immediately feel bad and question my values.

For me, this is a joke that goes too far – especially if you take a moment to consider what the stakes are for women in the US these days, and the entire point behind The Handmaid’s Tale.

But I’m a guy, so my opinion shouldn’t matter in the slightest. Nonetheless. There it is.


Or maybe they are just marketing to people who like to wear sexy versions of whatever is trendy. Which I don’t disapprove of, but it is sort of lazy, as a costume choice.

But the whole issue seems to be about people who are very easily offended, but also feel like it is their personal duty to smash/ban/protest everything that offends them.

I remember when dressing up for Halloween was fun. Even in college, we had an annual “Pagan Ritual Party” every year near Halloween, and everyone put a great deal of thought and effort into what they wore. If someone wore something that you personally found in poor taste, you just ignored it. Because it was a costume, not a personal political statement. I suppose if you tried to have such a party now, someone would be there keeping careful notes of who wore what, in order to later torment those who exhibited offensive behavior or dress.

I am less offended by “normalizing” sexy costumes or costumes that fail to show proper respect for a fictional character from a 30 year old scifi book than I am concerned at the “normalization” of cultural authoritarianism.


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. to cash in on a popular image that strikes to the heart of the pop-resistance zeitgeist.