Whatever genius they have over at Yandy in charge of translating popular characters into scratchy lingerie for Halloween has really outdone themselves this year. Give that man (or woman! Haha, as if) a raise! For once, instead of just offering up skimpy polyester panties that will give you a yeast infection and leave you shivering all night packaged as “Glamorous Wonderlady”, they’ve offered a poignant musing on sexism and the patriarchy; with an ironic twist! This year, Yandy created the “Brave Red Maiden” costume, inspired by everybody’s favorite dramedy, The Handmaid’s Tale. Unfortunately, too many people hate fun because Yandy has bowed to pressure and taken it off the shelves. Boo!
Here’s what they were offering until self-satisfied prigs got their 600-grit sandpaper panties in a bunch.
— Sturgeon's Law (@Sturgeons_Law) September 20, 2018
Come on, people! This is the most covered up and demure thing they’ve ever produced. I’m sorry, but if I saw somebody actually out wearing this costume I would fall to my knees and kiss those stripper heels. Pulling this look off would take a level of audacity that is only to be admired. I genuinely hate each and every person who complained. I hope they saved some outrage for the truly questionable costumes Yandy is still getting away with.
— Underclothes (@underclothesbou) June 26, 2016
“Nay” to a wry take on servitude that subverts the male gaze, but “yay” to “Native American Sweetheart. Legwarmers not included”? Not today Satan! The Brave Red Maiden has her shoulders covered and you could totally wear your glasses with that one.
Here’s Yandy’s official statement explaining why they’ll be selling the remainder of these costumes offline to porn parody producers (via Entertainment Weekly):
“Yandy always has stood, and will continue to stand, at the forefront of encouraging our customers to ‘Own Your Sexy’. We support our customers being comfortable in their skin, regardless of who they are or what they choose to wear. Our corporate ideology is rooted in female empowerment, and gender empowerment overall. Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that our ‘Yandy Brave Red Maiden Costume’ is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment. This is unfortunate, as it was not our intention on any level. Our initial inspiration to create the piece was through witnessing its use in recent months as a powerful protest image. Given the sincere, heartfelt response, supported by numerous personal stories we’ve received, we are removing the costume from our site.”
Fuck that, this year I’m sticking with Leg Avenue.
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Leg Avenue gets it!
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