NARAL Is Really Excited ‘The Handmaids Tale’ Won An Emmy


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Grace Carr Reporter

NARAL got excited after Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” — which portrays a dystopian future where a select group of women are raped to ensure society’s progeny continues — won “Outstanding Drama Series,” tweeting a slew of remarks about how the show helps women’s reproductive rights.

A big win for “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a win for society NARAL said, tweeting that the show is eerily resonant of today’s world.

“I’ve heard 2017 described as one long episode, but I wish it wasn’t so on the nose with the Nazis & hate,” the group also tweeted.

NARAL also took great pride in the number of protests “The Handmaid’s Tale” inspired against Congress’ health care bill.

Unfortunately, the women’s group repeatedly spelled the Handmaid Tale star’s name — she won outstanding lead actress — incorrectly in its tweets and had to issue an apology for the error.

“And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot!” – YES! THIS. WAS. PERFECT,” NARAL tweeted.

NARAL wasn’t the only one happy about the Emmy wins. Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin also shared their political notions by blasting President Donald Trump as a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” in their award introductions (Related: Stars Attack President Trump At Emmys)

Emmy Award host Stephen Colbert also took the opportunity to say a few words: “Look on the bright side handmaids [‘The Handmaid’s Tale’] at least your healthcare is free,” he said. “The dark future’s always brighter on TV.”

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