Sunday, October 28, 2012
Halloween Costumes for Women
It seems women have little choice of halloween costume ideas since everything seems to be "sexy" this and "sexy" that. I think when women dress up, or more literally down, for halloween they make themselves victims of sexism. They are intentionally dressing to show how, even for one day, their bodies are the best and most important thing about them. A sexy nurse does not express education and a high career field, it embodies the outdated fantasy of having a sexy nurse care for a man in need.
I love dressing up for halloween and it's nothing like a trash bag or anything too bulky. I'm not saying that celebrating this holiday as adults is wrong, but I think it's interesting to see how we fight so hard to end sexism and then voluntarily dress up as all different fantasies of men.
This article sums up what halloween store are retailing and how the popular costume trends.