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.

A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down:


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