Halloween: Rapidly Becoming Truly Scary

Halloween might be the scariest holiday out there, at least for women and girls. The above image came from a Tumblr blog (warning: profanity).

I can’t say that I’ve ever watched Sesame Street, but Cookie Monster doesn’t look like the kid on the left, does it? Cookie Monster looks like the kid on the right. Do we really have to start sexualizing kids when they’re toddlers?

It’s bad enough that we already have this:

At least the woman in this “costume” is a woman, not a toddler.

And The Bloggess (warning: profanity here too), who found the above picture, also has a roundup of some “astronaut” costumes for women. None of which have a helmet and two of which don’t have pants, either. Because women astronauts wear skintight miniskirts, high heels and revealing shirts, obviously… with no helmets.

It’s great that some women are confident enough to dress up like this, I guess, but it’s getting to the point where there’s not a lot of other costumes out there. Everything either has a super short skirt or a plunging neckline, unless of course you’re plus-sized, in which case the solution seems to be … well. There isn’t much out there for plus-sized women at all. No idea what it’s like for big men, so maybe they have the same problem.

Is this really what the market is demanding? Maybe it is, but do we really want to foist that on toddlers, too?

5 Responses

  1. It is disappointing how Halloween has changed. If it wasn’t for my children, I’d avoid it al together if I could. It used to be fun…now, like you say, it’s sexualized and far more scary than I remember it being when I was a kid. (I sound like an old lady!)

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