Eve Vawter, who blogs for Mommyish.com, is worried that the Halloween costume industry is trying to sexualize young girls. And some parents are brainlessly falling for it.
"There are so many sexualized Halloween costumes for kids to choose from this year," Vawter wrote, tongue firmly planted in cheek, in her Oct. 1 blog, "Happy Sexualize Our Daughters Season!" "... Some of these costumes are amazingly inappropriate, some are just plain stupid, and some wouldn’t even be that bad if not for the awful descriptions that accompany the costumes.
"Sexualized Halloween costumes for kids isn’t a new thing, but it’s something that parents go through every year — whether you are ordering online, shopping from a catalogue, or making a last-minute stop at your local drugstore to grab whatever is left amongst the bags of stale candy corn and fake blood."
In a followup on Oct. 8, Vawter offers "Halloween Costumes For Kids That Aren’t Skanky, Racist, or Pink."
"Halloween costumes for kids don’t have to make them end up looking like pint-size pimps or in a pink superhero outfit," she wrote. "But if my own kids don’t go for any of these, I’m dressing all the boys and girl as Honey Boo Boo."
Check out the costumes Vawter found on the Internet that she says are OK, and read more of her blog, by clicking here.
To read the Oct. 1 blog about Halloween sexualizing young girls, click here.