Monday, October 5, 2009
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.