Skip to main content

Things We Saw Today: The Handmaid’s Tale‘s NYCC Ads Are For Women’s Eyes Only

Well, or anyone else who might be in the women's bathroom.

Don’t let the bastards get you down (some solid marketing at Comic Con) #MargaretAtwood #HandmaidsTale #NYCC

A photo posted by Courtney (@mrwinklevoss) on

Recommended Videos

We’re already excited to see Hulu’s upcoming TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which got a spooky teaser on the show’s official Twitter account earlier this week. Whoever’s in charge of the marketing campaign made another cool choice this weekend by putting this graffiti in the women’s bathrooms at New York Comic Con. That’s a quote from the book: “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.” It means, “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Haunting words said from one woman to another. (via Revelist)

Plus, we’ve been doing daily NYCC recaps on our Facebook page via Facebook Live. Here’s a link to Keisha’s nightly recap, which she just broadcasted at 6 PM from the show floor.

Phew! What a weekend it’s been. What did you all see?

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—

Follow The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google+.

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]


Maddy Myers
Maddy Myers, journalist and arts critic, has written for the Boston Phoenix, Paste Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and tons more. She is a host on a videogame podcast called Isometric (, and she plays the keytar in a band called the Robot Knights (

Filed Under:

Follow The Mary Sue: