Overdramatic 'Handmaid's Tale' protest disrespects actual oppression happening around the world

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There were some predictable antics by Leftist protesters yesterday at the Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They're petrified that Kavanaugh will single-handedly replace the U.S. Constitution with Shari'a law, because, you know, he hates women. I mean, he's married and has two daughters, but for any conservative-leaning justice that's just a charade. Deep down, he obviously can't wait to get on the court and start clapping women in irons.

Since women's rights – especially their right to abortion – are in such jeopardy with Kavanaugh, a group of women showed up to his hearing yesterday dressed as women from The Handmaid's Tale. That's the Hulu show based on the dystopian novel by Canadian feminist Margaret Atwood. The plot involves America being ruled by crazy Christian fundamentalists who force women to be concubines, take away their freedoms, and abuse them in all kinds of ways.

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The costumed women are from an organization called Demand Justice who released a statement calling Kavanaugh, "…an extremist ideologue who, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, will take away women's basic rights."

It's insane. They clearly don't understand how any of our branches of government function.

The Handmaid's Tale protest outside Kavanaugh's hearing would almost be funny if the kind of oppression they think Kavanaugh stands for didn't actually exist in many other countries.

Take Yemen, for example, where women don't have the right to divorce or to child custody. Where honor killings of women are still allowed. Where there is no legal minimum age to get married, so 52% of females in Yemen are married before they're 18. Or how 'bout Honduras, where one woman is murdered every 18 hours – the "femicide" capital of the world.

So, until burkas are a government requirement in America, let's save the overdramatic Handmaid's Tale costumes for Halloween.

Or Egypt, where 80% of girls ages 15-19 – that's over 125 million girls – have endured female genital mutilation (more than any country in the world). Or Saudi Arabia where women aren't allowed higher education and must get permission from a male guardian to travel. Then there's Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan – all with shocking statistics of domestic abuse and rape. Oh, and abortion is illegal in all those countries, with just a few exceptions to save the life of the woman. Many of these are literally Handmaid's Tale-like regimes.

So, until burkas are a government requirement in America, let's save the overdramatic Handmaid's Tale costumes for Halloween. And in the meantime, try to find some perspective.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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