Feminism Fridays: Can Sexy Halloween Costumes Go Away Already?
Yes, that is a sexy Darth Vader costume. No, I don't know what she's doing with her knees. Maybe she has to pee. The urine is strong in this one.
In case you hadn't already guessed it, this week I'm talking about the ridiculousness of sexy Halloween costumes. It is this blogger's humble opinion that the sexy costume craze has gone on long enough, and I think we all have an obligation to keep Darth Vader from rolling over in his grave at the travesty that is this costume.
Halloween is meant to be a night of spooky, scary, haunting things. It is a night of pranks and bonfires and mischief. It is not meant to be a night when sexy bananas and carrots roam the land.
For one thing, it's cold. Even in Florida, it's usually at least cool on Halloween. Why are women going out dressed in minimal clothing? Why do women feel the need to sacrifice comfort for sexiness? I'm going to go with the general feminist answer and blame the patriarchy. And honestly, is anyone going to argue with me on this one? Because I guarantee you that a woman was not the one who came up with the idea turn an ear of corn into a sexy costume.
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the spooky, mystical, otherworldly aspect of it all. Also candy. I love candy. And listen, if there are women who really, truly want to wear something sexy on Halloween, fine. I'm not here to tell women what they can and can't do. All I'm saying is, if it came down to wearing a sexy costume or a scary one, I'd go full-on Cady Heron every time.
*Fun side note: Melissa McCarthy actually did pull a Cady Heron at Adam Levine's Halloween party a few days ago and she was amazing. If Melissa McCarthy is not one of your heroes, you're doing it wrong.