Too Much Eye Candy on Halloween?
October 24, 2008
Halloween is the one day of the year when everyone can escape their everyday lives and dress up as anything they want—real or not. But there’s a growing trend in women’s Halloween costumes; they’re becoming racier and sexier than ever before.
Take a look at some costumes we found online:
We found these in the “sexy” category of costumes for women. But the truth is most of the women’s costumes could be in the “sexy” category. And there’s no “sexy” category for men. What’s that about?
Browse the costumes and you might notice a pattern: Guys can be pirates, ninjas, vampires or even something more ordinary, like firefighters or athletes. Girls, on the other hand, don’t get to be pirates, firefighters and athletes. No, girls get to be “pirate wenches,” “sexy firefighters” and “babe athletes.”
You might see nothing wrong with sexy Halloween costumes for women. But do they send the wrong message to young girls? If a girl or woman is going to dress up for Halloween, does she have to be “sexy”? Isn’t there more to women than just being sexy? Or are sexy costumes just a harmless opportunity to show off your wild side?