Is Halloween sexualizing girls?

Oct 16, 2012

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.

Comments

MR. WILLIAMS

Just when I thought it was getting safe to take my blinders off that limited my Summer Season Vision (SSV) which helped block out skimpy patches of see through cloth tightly or loosely over women's II upper body extensions and one center concave patch placed "Center Front" and "Center Rear." Now you tell me that the October Surprise, exploitation of females young and old is counting down to Zero-Hour, Halloween Wardrobe Proliferation! I'm not a woman, so I guess that makes me a guy. A guy that spent over 20 years of his life as an Actor, Professional Dancer, Theater Performer, and Professional Trainer which continually placed me in unisex changing rooms filled with a guy or few, women, teenage girls and boys, and younger little girls and boys all focused on the changing of costumes and the physical interaction of helping one another change from one costume to the another so that whoever was next to perform could be as intact as possible so as to cut down on costume malfunctions and there were, are, and always will be countless ones. Through all of those years and continual communal dressing and undressing which is really what is taking place and with that the most personal body parts were continually on display, but without emotion or any exploitation. Sure the word, Sexy could often be heard, but not in the context of being something that is sinful, whatever that is, or something to be ashamed of, for the human body is a beautiful creation of hills and mountains, peaks and valleys, short hair to long, smooth skin, colorful eyes and ears of all sizes as well as lips of all shapes and noses of all sizes. I never saw anyone in distress when they would fully undress, for there were really no surprises as far as every-body was there to perform one way or another and when the job was finished and done that didn't stop anyone from continuing to have fun, for that's why we all were there. It’s all a matter of perspective, for you see what you want to see and I for one don’t waste my time wallowing in that vicious sea filled with all the negativity. I’d rather spend my most precious time connected to the vision which is mine, and not others, not any others, other than mine.

PeopleAreAmazing

In fewer words...."don't make such a big deal about it"...the end.

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