Hillary Clinton Referenced 'The Handmaid's Tale' In A Speech For Planned Parenthood

The former Democratic presidential nominee has spoken about the relevance of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, 'The Handmaid's Tale', to today's society and you might want to listen up.

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On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood celebrated their 100th Birthday.

To honour the centenary, they hosted a gala in New York and invited public advocates of the organisation to support and talk on the event's bright pink stage, including the likes of Meryl Streep, Chelsea Handler and President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards.

And then came Hillary Clinton.

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After a brief stay in hibernation after her Presidential defeat last November, Clinton has been out-and-about hiking, heading to the theatre, giving us a pep-talk, and making some pretty bad-ass speeches.

And her most recent speech hasn't disappointed.

If you are't already aware, Planned Parenthood has received the support of the cast of Hulu's new show The Handmaid's Tale, based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, which explores the issues of female subjugation, individualism and independence.

Unsurprisingly, many people have noted the chilling timeliness of the show's release, surrounding the Republican President, Donald Trump's discussion of women and attempted encroachments of women's reproductive rights.

And Clinton is one of them.

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During the gala, Hillary took to the stage and spoke out about the importance of Planned Parenthood, describing them as a champion for women.

She also noted that despite rising feelings of despair, the threat to reproductive care has lead to an uprising of activism.

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Hillary is of the opinion that the Government has no place between women and their doctors, and we couldn't agree more.

She reportedly said,

Just ask those who have been watching 'The Handmaid's Tale', a book I real and was captivated by years ago. I'm not suggesting this dystopian future is around the corner, but the show has prompted important conversation about women's rights and autonomy. In 'The Handmaid's Tale', women's rights are gradually, slowly stripped away. As one character says: 'We didn't look up from our phones until it was too late.' It's not too late for us, but we have to encourage the millions of women and men who support Planned Parenthood's mission to keep fighting.

Clinton closed her speech with the phrase: 'Resist. Insist. Persist. Enlist.'

A rallying cry for women and men alike to keep fighting.

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