From sexy nurses to sexy potatoes, women’s halloween costumes are becoming grossly oversexualized, even for children of young ages.
While I personally have no problem with the way women choose to dress, something must be said about the costumes made available to them.
If you look at costumes available for young boys, they are seemingly accurate depictions of the animal or character they are intended to be. However if you look at costumes marketed towards women, or even young girls, the costumes focus far less on the accuracy of the character portray, and more on the sex appeal of the person wearing it.
Dressing a small boy up as a zebra by giving him a full face mask, yet giving a little girl a black tutu and striped tights is mildly pedophilic and absolutely disgusting.
Girls should be given the same opportunity to dress as a doctor at the ages of 5, 15 and 25, and not have to make their own costumes if they do not want to be mistaken for festive street hookers.
It is sexist and wrong to provide nothing but a black bra and red leather miniskirt, throw in some garters and a pointed headband, and call it a devil costume while simultaneously providing a boy with a long red trench coat and super cool prosthetic horns.
Forcing little girls to choose between homemade costumes and whatever pumpkin flavored pedophilic propoganda that is gracing our shelves this year is so obviously wrong I am having trouble fathoming how it is still being permitted to occur.
So if you would like to be scantily clad this Halloween, by all means, go for it. But is it because it is what you want to do, or because you can not find a modest alternative?