Life Oh, Baby…
posted by October 24 at 13:55 PMon
For those who think the sexualization of Halloween* is just for grownups:
What will your daughter be for Halloween?
How about a sexy go-go girl?
Or a sexy prison bondage girl? (Actual title: “Miss Behaved.”)
Or a sexy army girl? (Actual title: “Major Flirt.”)
Or wicked, wicked Dorothy?
Or hell, why not just doll her up like Britney Spears?
I’m no prude. I like sexy clothes, in context. (Said context preferably not being the one day a year I’m given “permission” to “go bad”—because as everyone knows, overt female sexuality is always “bad”.) However, correct me if I’m wrong, but I was under the impression that eight-year-olds are not supposed to be “sexy.” Even if you think Halloween is “empowering” (because it gives “good girls” an excuse to let out their “inner sluts”—by playing out male fantasies of subservience, conveniently), can anyone deny that tarting up preteens (another costume shows a six- or seven-year-old wearing a corset) in this fashion takes the whole “reclaiming sexist stereotypes” thing way too far?
*Other enticing choices for the preteen set (images too small to post, but you can find them here) include “Boy Toy,” “Harem Girl,” “Indian Babe,” “French Maid,” “Bunny Hunny,” “Cop Lady” (complete with tiny kid-sized hot pants), “Red Hot Teen” (a slutty devil), “Supergirl Sexy,” “Naughty Officer,” a “Bad Girl” jail getup, “Super Fire Fox”… etc. Sigh.)