October 31, 2013
Have Halloween Costumes Gone Too Far?
By Nicole Goodman
“In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”
Why is it that girls feel compelled to dress in some form of a scandalous costume? Whether it’s a slutty cat, a slutty nurse, a slutty bunny, a slutty cop, etc., most acceptable girl costumes start with the word slutty. I don’t believe this is something that has started recently; in fact, it goes back for generations, but why? I have been researching to see what other people think of this topic and I found a couple interesting observations:
1) “Because women would walk around like hookers all the time if they could. It’s the essence of their power over men. Halloween is the "socially acceptable" time to do that.” -Youtuber
2) “Because if girls show up in non-slutty outfits, they will be judged as prude.” -Youtuber
I think this theory is interesting because as I went through high school and college I saw this to be true.