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Polish women dressed up in “Handmaid’s Tale” costumes to protest Donald Trump’s visit to Poland

President Trump gave a speech in Warsaw today, but not everyone thought it was a blessed day. A number of demonstrators protested the visit by donning bright red robes and white headdresses reminiscent of the Hulu show The Handmaid’s Tale—which is set in a future dystopia where women are stripped of their rights. Protest na … Continue reading “Polish women dressed up in “Handmaid’s Tale” costumes to protest Donald Trump’s visit to Poland”

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President Trump gave a speech in Warsaw today, but not everyone thought it was a blessed day. A number of demonstrators protested the visit by donning bright red robes and white headdresses reminiscent of the Hulu show The Handmaid’s Tale—which is set in a future dystopia where women are stripped of their rights.

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Some local journalists and others on the scene shared pictures and videos of the protesters. In one of the videos, captioned with the tweet “We will never become handmaids,” the protesters are seen pulling off their white bonnets and tearing them up. 

Instructions for how to make the headdress were posted on Facebook in advance of the protest.

The New York Times reported last month that women’s rights activists had been staging similar demonstrations in U.S. capitols to protest cuts to Planned Parenthood.

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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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