‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Protesters at Golden Globes Take Stand for ‘Violence-Free’ Hollywood

Demonstrators have turned hit Hulu show into social movement

Since “The Handmaid’s Tale” was released last year, it has inspired protests for women’s rights throughout the U.S., and that trend continued outside the Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, when a group called the Hollywood Handmaids held a silent protest demanding an end to sexual misconduct and inequality in the entertainment industry.

The group, which consists of women who have worked on all levels of the entertainment industry, says on its Facebook page that it’s goal is for “equity in gender and race representation, both on and off the screen, and for violence-free working conditions in the film and entertainment industry.” The group is part of a larger organization called the Handmaids’ Coalition, a collection of activist groups that have staged women’s rights protests while wearing the red robes and vision-blocking headwear that was made famous by the hit Hulu show and the Margaret Atwood novel it is adapted from.

“Today, we stand alongside our sisters and brothers wearing black on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, to demonstrate the emerging and growing resistance against violence in the workplace and society at large,” the Handmaids said in a statement. “We stand in solidarity with the powerful advocates in Hollywood behind #TimesUp and the many other survivor-led initiatives across the country, working to change laws and cultures to ensure safety and dignity for all people.”

Inside the Globes, attendees are waering black as an act of solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse. “The Handmaid’s Tale” may also make its presence felt during the ceremony as well, as it is nominated in three categories, including Best Television Drama.