Please Don't Be A Sexy Handmaid For Halloween

Please Don’t Be A Sexy Handmaid For Halloween

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This ‘sexy’ Handmaid costume is just a big NOPE all around

In “literally no one asked for this” news, retailer Yandy (known for their lingerie and Halloween costumes) thought a “sexy” version of a Handmaid was a great idea for women this Halloween.

A. Sexy. Handmaid. Which begs the question: who thinks the torturous existence women must endure in a terrorizing dystopia that forces them into sex slavery is…sexy? Clearly, no one at Yandy has read (or watched) Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Yandy’s website motto urges everyone to “own your sexy.” Not really sure how a harrowing symbol of protest for women’s reproductive rights and body autonomy is, again, “sexy.” But the “Brave Red Maiden” costume description assures us that it is.

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“An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say,” the product description reads. “However, we say be bold and speak your mind in this exclusive Brave Red Maiden costume featuring a red mini dress, a matching cloak with an attached hood, and a white bonnet headpiece.”

Unfortunately, the pantyhose are not included. Neither is self-awareness — for both the wearer and the undoubtedly male marketing shlubs who all sat in a meeting and thought this was a perfectly reasonable idea. And as a former marketing copywriter myself, I know there’s no way in Brave Red Hell whoever wrote that description gets paid enough to turn in that kind of drivel.

Naturally, literally every single person with eyeballs and a modicum of intelligence weighed in on why this is a horrible, terrible, no-good idea.