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I Think I’ll Be A Sexy Handmaid For Halloween…

I Think I’ll Be A Sexy Handmaid For Halloween…

If you read that title and scratched your head in confusion - we’re with you

Halloween is drawing near and while many people are looking for their next Halloween costume, a lot of people have become disappointed in the variety of costume choices this year. Mean Girls describes Halloween as “the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Every girl in the world has probably felt the pressure to dress “sexy” for Halloween and while it’s fun to dress sexy (and girls should dress sexy if they want to) some sexy costumes go too far.

The Hulu series Handmaid’s Tale, based off of the novel by Margaret Atwood, is all about women being used as breeding vessels. The show has won multiple awards and has many fans, so there’s no surprise that Handmaid’s Tale Halloween costumes would be a thing. However, a “sexy” Handmaid’s Tale costume? That might be an overstep…

Yandy, an online lingerie shop which also sells sexy Halloween costumes, had a “Brave Red Maiden” costume on their site; however, the costume has since been taken down because of all the backlash and criticism from feminists across the land. Many felt that it was vastly inappropriate to take a costume that represents a woman who was enslaved to bear children and make a sexy representation of it. 

Yandy has since taken down the costume and tweeted saying, “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…..given the sincere, heartfelt response…we are removing the costume from our site.”

What will you be for Halloween? Let us know in the comments section and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more Halloween news and other entertaining reads. 

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