Monday, October 5, 2009

Have a feminist Halloween  

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Before I forget, I want to wish everyone a HAPPY OCTOBER... because it is, by far, the best month of the year. Leaves are falling, apples and pumpkins are ripe, and the greatest holiday ever is rapidly approaching.

My zombie prom queen costume is all set.

Of course I need to express my main beef with Halloween, which I've expressed before - the fact that most of the costumes offered make me want to puke. You really see the sexism shining through when a woman has to struggle to find a costume that will cover more than half her body. Men get to be doctors, women get to be sexy nurses. Men get to be police officers, women get to be slutty convicts. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Some of my favorite cringe-worthy costumes this year? Take a gander.


(This costume is called "Pocahottie"... I kid you not). Oh, and look at their plus-sized version of that costume; the model looks like a size 8 at the most.


("Anita Valium"... because nothing is sexier than a psychiatric disorder).


(A sexy NUN? Are they serious?)


(Yes... it does say "trophy rack" across her breasts).


(This is a costume for teenagers).


(So is this... it's called "Army Brat").

IT HURTS. To ease the pain, tell me about your feminist Halloween costumes or ideas! And if you e-mail me a photo of your feminist costume, I'll definitely post it here. We need to do something to counter all these pornographic outfits. It's time for a feminist Halloween.

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7 comments: to “ Have a feminist Halloween


  • October 5, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

    That WAS NOT plus size! It infuriates me that when they do offer clothing for NORMAL SIZED women the models are never plus size! I guess in the fashion world any model more than a size 2 or 3 is considered plus size, but COME ON! In the real world the average pant size for a women is what?? 14?? Lets see some real women!!


    and halloween costumes ALWAYS make me mad! especially the ones for youth.


  • October 5, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

    I'm Wiccan so I thought it'd be funny to go as a witch. I looked up witch costumes...I couldn't find one that didn't show skin. Needless to say, I'm making my own.


  • October 5, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

    That's a cute idea, Chelsea. You're right, most witch costumes are unnecessarily sexy - I usually opt to make my own costume ;)


  • October 5, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

    bWhen I'm motivated enough I get my sewing people on my costumes (and yes I am aware of how spoiled I sound.)this year they didn't have time to sew and I didn't have time to be fitted. I do The Rocky Horror Picture Show so I'll probably just go as Columbia, and isn't it sad that that's a pretty well covering costume?


  • March 30, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

    As you already know, the imagery of Halloween is derived from many sources, and most people can note it, including national customs, works of Gothic and horror literature, by the way, you should add something about it. 2j3j


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