Outfits inspired by “The Handmaid’s Tale” have become fixtures of mass protests in Israel. #shorts
AP, 18 Mar 2023
Women in crimson robes and white caps, walking heads bowed and hands clasped, have become an ominous fixture of the mass anti-government protests roiling Israel.
They are dressed as characters from Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and the eponymous TV series.
The women, growing in numbers as the demonstrations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies intensify, say they are protesting to ward off what they believe will be a dark future if the government follows through on its plan to overhaul the judiciary.