Absolutely Ridiculous Halloween Costumes

Ahhh, it’s that time of the year again…

Halloween is such a fun time. Usually, it’s a holiday where small children run around the neighborhood on a hunt for candy. They knock on doors in adorable costumes with bright smiling faces, so excited to get some yummy sugar.

For young women, it’s a whole different story, or is it?

Grown women prance around town in “sexy” costumes with seductive expressions, so excited to get some yummy sugar- or at least that’s what female Halloween costumes are portraying.

Let’s look at some really awful costumes while I make witty comments underneath them! Prepare to lol.

slide_374970_4427228_freeHow corny. And what’s that thing on her arm?

slide_374970_4418818_freeLet’s make a joke out of stereotypical feminine professions.

slide_374970_4418816_freeEver actually driven in heels? Nope. Me neither.

slide_374970_4418810_freeSesame Street just got, um, awkward?

slide_374970_4418808_freeHot dish? You’ve got to be shitting me.

slide_374970_4418806_freeWhere the hell is her helmet?! Darth totally had a helmet, dammit.

slide_374970_4418804_free*Searching for my pants*

slide_374970_4418642_freeThis is a peasant. Don’t worry, I was confused, too.

slide_374970_4418604_freeNot entirely sure what’s going on here? And those shoes would totally not be allowed in the seminary.

slide_374970_4415230_freeLOL.

slide_374970_4413916_freeBeing an inanimate object is SO fetch!

slide_374970_4413860_freeOk, now it’s gone too far.

slide_374970_4413856_freeTaste the rainbow?

slide_374970_4393852_freeK BYE.

slide_374970_4393848_freeIf you had to sleep on a plane, you wouldn’t have to buy a neck rest.

slide_374970_4379384_freeJust no.

slide_374970_4379382_free“Body Bag.” I’m actually disgusted.

slide_374970_4379266_freeFor Halloween I really want to be a Killer Whale- said no one ever.

slide_374970_4379262_free“Biscuit Beast.” How did this even happen?

slide_374970_4379260_freeOlaf from Frozen. Isn’t she going to be cold?

SA_S4133_Sweet_Gumball_Girl_Front_EXCST2014Is it me or are her boobs Photoshopped? Wait no, every inch of her is airbrushed.

Sexy-Watermelon-Costume-WM-7003For $70 this 1/2 yard of fabric with a giant hole in it could be all yours.

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“Sexy grapes.”  I’m loling.

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Inaccurate AND racist.

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What part of a burger is sexy?

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I just cannot.

YR_E7062_EXLCST2014Mmmmm, can you say awko taco?

HT_sexy_ebola_costume_2_jtm_141027_4x3_992I hope we look back at this costume and wonder why, just why.


These are such comical costumes, but what’s not funny is how only one body type is represented, not to mention only one skin color. All of these women look the same, which isn’t reality. Not everyone’s body is accentuated to be made sexy, yet alone fit in any of these costumes. ALL women should be able to feel sexy and comfortable on Halloween, and costumes such as these make that real difficult.

Here’s one more…

7086-CupcakeWell, this is actually adorable!


This post was inspired by Huffington Post’s original post.

All costumes were found on Yandy’s and from a recent article by ABC News.

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Making Sense of Celebrity Feminism

Cynical Scribbles

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It makes me just a bit cross when people try and say who should and who shouldn’t be feminist. There are enough problems without certain folk harking on about how Beyonce is “feminist lite” because she sometimes wears a short dress. If ‘feminist lite’ is standing in front of a ten foot neon FEMINIST sculpture on international television in front of millions of people around the world, I’d like to see what ‘feminist heavy’ is.

I do love Beyonce, so I suppose I could acquiesce to being slightly biased. But I fail to see what slagging each other off is achieving. Beyonce doesn’t fit the ‘feminist mould’… but what exactly is the feminist mould? Isn’t that just re-inscribing age-old stereotypes of bra-burning, hairy-legged feminists? Am I a crap feminist because I shop at Cath Kidston and like pink things?

Roxanne Gay’s Guardian article particularly irked me. Whilst I do get…

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Lena Dunham: A Generation’s Gutsy, Ambitious Voice

TIME

During the first season of her critically acclaimed HBO series, Girls, Lena Dunham’s character Hannah Horvath, high on opium, tells her parents, “I don’t want to freak you out, but I think that I may be the voice of my generation—or at least a voice of a generation.” The line made waves as people conflated the fictional character with her creator, perhaps not wrongly. How dare a young woman make such a bold claim? All too often our culture tells young women their voices don’t matter or deserve to be heard.

In her debut essay collection, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned,” Dunham demonstrates her 28-year-old voice’s admirable range. While some celebrity essay collections and memoirs are lackluster, even embarrassing to read, Not That Kind of Girl suffers few missteps. Dunham’s cinematic flair translates to the page with vigor and clarity—not unlike the…

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Maroon 5 totally butchers their latest music video.

Ok, so a little bit of a pun. In Maroon 5’s latest single “Animals,” Adam Levine acts as a crazy stalker in pursuit of a woman. Plot twist, the woman acting in the video is his wife. The video is disgusting. I got about 30 seconds in before I began to cringe, and I couldn’t even watch the whole thing.

 

Let’s recap on what you’ve just watched:

  • Women’s bodies equated to dead slabs of meat
  • Trespassing into a woman’s home to take photos of her while she sleeps
  • Male persistence in pursuit of sex with a female, despite her obvious rejection
  • Fantasy sex scenes where male entitlement to consent is portrayed, when the female character has not consented to those acts in real life (or in the fantasy)
  • No point of view from the woman, at all
  • Man obsessive over photos he has taken of a woman without her consent
  • Replacement of sexual fluids with blood
  • Male insistence that the female cannot deny sexual attraction
  • Entire video is a fantasy of the male
  • No consent was ever given

This entire video perpetuates rape culture and encourages behaviors that should never be romanticized. Additionally, lines are continually blurred about what consent really means. This video does not portray a healthy relationship, and we know that many young children and teenagers learn relationships through the media. Didn’t think about that, did you Maroon 5?

Women are viewed as objects, all the time. Halloween costumes make women objects to others (usually men). Popular Halloween costumes this year seem to be sexy foods. I’m sorry, sexy foods? Again, making women objects is viewed as sexy- but not actually.

This music video objectifies a woman. Objectification is directly tied to violence against women. When women become objects, their feelings and thoughts are forgotten and they become like stock or some sort of monetary value- instead of people.

So Maroon 5, not only have you created a music video that portrays a stalking relationship to a tee, but you have also perpetuated violence against women in a BIG way, and seem to have completely forgotten about consent. Way to go.


Inspiration for this article came from The Frisky, in an article written by Rebecca Vipond Brink. You go Glen Coco.

Package Praise and Slut Shaming

Some interesting images have recently been published of a thoroughly exposed Nick Jonas. If you haven’t seen them already, here you are!

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Many say “YUMMO!” Others say, “Too much!!!” But overall Mr. Jonas and his Calvin K’s have gained a very positive reaction from the media.

My thoughts?

This is a typical example of the double standard for men and women are are sexualized in today’s media. Women who try to proudly flaunt their body and sexuality are either slut shamed or criticized for not being sexy enough. A man, Nick Jonas, flaunts his goodies and the world gives them a big thumbs up because men are supposed to be horny and sex driven, etc.

That is NOT to say that Nick should be equally “man-slut shamed” for his photos. That is not what gender EQUALITY is about. Good on him for being proud to expose himself in this way! I salute anyone, male or female, who feels confident enough to show the world their body and flaunt their sexuality. It is a beautiful and perfectly natural thing, in every form.

As always, be proud of who you are! And Happy Monday 🙂

Be an inadvertent Feminist.

Don’t want to call yourself a feminist, but you agree with equality and justice for both sexes?

Are you a man, but don’t want to emasculate yourself with a feminist label?

 Well, look no further for a solution.

 

Emma Watson gave a fantastic speech at the United Nation’s Headquarters in New York City over the weekend. I mean holy shit, you’ve got to watch it. Two minutes in and I got goosebumps.

 

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Emma talked about how the world needs more inadvertent Feminists, and damn is she right. The label “feminist” is scary, I get it. But if you push past the terrible stereotypes created by society that surround the word, the ramifications of being gender positive and supporting equality across genders impacts not only girls, but boys, and transgender people as well.

 

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 And if you still hate the word: It’s not the word that is important. It is the idea and ambition behind it. A quote from Emma herself.

Maybe a more unifying word would be a good idea, I will agree with you on that, BUT the point is not (nor has it ever been) about the word itself, but what the word stands for. The word “feminist” stands for so many important ideals and movements that benefit every human being- maybe some dogs and cats, too.

 “But I’m a man.”

When men are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, then we will see change for women as well. As much as we want to deny it, men and women are in fact connected in social structure. Social pressures effect both men and women. Finally, a gender equality movement that pays some attention to men, right?! We see you men. And we need you to help do something for change, too. We are on the same team.

 Both men and women should feel free to be strong.

 

If not me, who?

 

If not now, when?

 

We are struggling for a uniting word, but we have a uniting movement.

 

 

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#HeforShe

http://www.heforshe.org/