Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum Mug

$18.00

Technically speaking, “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum”—a phrase found in Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale and, more recently, its TV adaptation on Hulu—means nothing. It’s a made-up phrase in mock Latin—a schoolboy’s joke, as it’s explained in both the novel and the series. If it were a real phrase, it would roughly translate to “don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Outside the world of the book, the phrase has taken on a life of its own, as a sort of feminist rallying cry for women—and even within the book, it inspires Offred to fight back against the repressive powers that be.

The hand-lettered design is repeated on each side of the mug. 11 oz. ceramic mug, dishwasher and microwave safe.

Lettering by the incomparable Kathy Weller, from her Activism Collection. Professionally printed.

Only 2 left in stock (can be backordered)

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