Predictably, feminists wearing the iconic red hooded cloak over a white bonnet from the famed Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale” showed up to protest Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing on Monday.
A statement issued by the feminist protesters to The Hill decried Brett Kavanaugh as an “extremist” who will strip away women’s rights.
“Brett Kavanaugh is an extremist ideologue who, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, will take away women’s basic rights,” the statement read, according to The Hollywood Reporter, adding that they were there to protest Kavanaugh’s “anti-abortion, anti-healthcare and anti-women” views.
Keeping their heads down as if they were oppressed, the protesters largely remained silent.
“Right now in America, far too many women of color cannot access safe, affordable healthcare and the ability to decide whether, when and how to raise thriving families is out of reach,” the group’s statement continued. “Brett Kavanaugh will take this already harsh reality and make it worse.”
“The Handmaid’s Tale” costume has now become a mascot of sorts for feminists. Frequently, the abortion activists will show up at Planned Parenthood rallies wearing it to castigate pro-lifers as religious extremists who wish to keep women chained barefoot and pregnant, which one episode of the show literally featured.
Abortion and the protection of Roe v. Wade frequently made an appearance during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, most memorably from Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who said abortion is about preventing government intrusion.
“The impact of overturning Roe is much broader than a woman’s right to choose, it’s about protecting the most personal decisions we all make from government intrusion,” Feinstein said during the hearing.