March of the Handmaids (Roni Rosenbaum)
The "March of the Handmaids" performance painted the country red - hundreds of women marched on Saturday night in red outfits and white hats in demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva, Herzliya and Ramat Hasharon, protesting the violation of women's rights.
"We are here today to prove that women in Israel are not afraid to fight for equal rights"
Among the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators across the country on Saturday night, hundreds of women stood out in red, active in the "Building an Alternative" movement, "5050 for partnership and gender equality", "With you from Aki" and "I am a woman" ".
As part of the "March of the Handmaids" performance, the women marched in red robes and white hats in tribute to the "Story of a Handmaid", in demonstrations against the regime coup throughout the country - the main demonstration on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv, and the demonstrations in Herzliya, Ramat Hasharon, Haifa and Be'er Sheva.
The Herzliya Handmaids' March (Photo: Courtesy of those photographed, Tal Elkabats)
Haifa's Handmaids' March (Photo: Courtesy of those photographed, Ben Cohen)
Jerusalem's Handmaids' March (Photo: Courtesy of the photographers)
The "March of the Handmaids" is intended to warn against the transformation of the State of Israel from an egalitarian democracy into a theocracy that separates women and tramples on their rights, similar to the dystopian world of "The Handmaid's Tale" - the novel by Margaret Atwood that received a shocking television adaptation.
The performance, presented for the first time by the "Building an Alternative" activity at the large demonstration in Jerusalem this week, received extensive coverage in the Israeli and international media, including CNN, Fox News and the Washington Post, and was also tweeted by Atwood herself.
The organizers of the demonstration: "The reform of the justice system will serve dark forces that seek to harm women. We are here today to prove that women in Israel are not afraid to fight for equal rights and against exclusion and discrimination."
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