Sexy "Handmaid's Tale" Halloween Costume Pulled Off Website

September 21, 2018
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The Handmaid's Tale is both a popular book and a hit Hulu series that centers on a harshly oppressed group of women who dress in white bonnets and red gowns. Because everything gets sexified as Halloween approaches, the website Yandy briefly offered a sexy handmaiden's costume with a very short skirt and fishnet stockings that got yanked after it raised a bunch of, um, eyebrows. "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," Yandy wrote on the page where the costume once appeared on Thursday. The feminist website Jezebel dug it, though, writing, "This is so bad, that, dare I say, it’s good? Cut the puritan robes about two inches below the crotch, throw in some fishnet stockings and some black platform pumps, and voila, you’ve gone from oppressed puritan to angry sexy feminist. Incredible."