Sunday, November 04, 2007

Sluttifying Halloween

I promise this is the last post I'll make this year about Halloween. I just have to get this off my chest.
What is with Halloween costumes becoming sexy and slutty? Seriously. The naughty devil girl or sexy maid or fill in the blank. We get a lot of teenagers and tweensters trick or treating. Some with costumes, some without. Or questionable. I ask them all, "What are you?" urging them to at least come up with something to earn their sugar. They are good sports and offer up something. This year we had a "gangsta" and I thought I don't know if I'd be flashin' colors in this neighborhood little one. But a few years back two preteen girls, with a lot of makeup and very little clothing, showed up at the door. When asked what they were, they replied in unison, "We're hos!" Awwww man. What the hell. So on that note, I leave you with this fantastic link to Jill Sobule's song about slutty costumes. Halloween is not an excuse to be a ho.


SassyFemme said...

I wonder more about the parents who let their kids dress up like that for Halloween. Makes me wonder just how far they'll let them go when they're in high school.

Rozanne said...

I was just going to say what sassyfemme said. What's wrong with their parents?????

That said, it's also very distressing that so many girls today think that their only option for getting noticed is to dress/act slutty. It's sad to think that if they ever had any self-esteem, it's already gone, and once gone it's hard to get back.

Monogram Queen said...

Honey I hope I never catch my kid dressing slutty. I have a HUGE problem with that! Huge. On a positive note I bought Holly a princess outfit this week-end. Not for Halloween but for my every day amusement LOL

Anonymous said...

I still say that the parents aren't home when the kids leave looking like that. That's the dream I'm holding onto, anyway.

Great post. Go NaBlo!

LeLo said...

Sassy: I think sometimes parents don't know the difference between what's cool and in and what's not appropriate. I know, I ask the same question.

Rozanne: I know! The tiny little outfits even on little girls: objectifying young girls is very distressing to me.

Patti: I love that you're dressing Holly. :) That sweet little thing is lucky to have you.

Fringes: Yeah! Welcome to Lelo in Nopo, and I think you're probably right. Kids don't leave home dressed like that. I should know as I was an offender in high school of changing clothes once I left.