Saturday, October 31, 2009

Night Of The Living Whores

Just wanted to get the obligatory comment out there about Halloween being the national excuse for women to publicly degrade themselves by dressing up as strumpets.

It's a weird evolution for a day's meaning. We went from All Hallows Eve to Trick or Treating to Michael Myers to something out of Hustler. Maybe it's just where I am, but it seems to me that kids getting bags of candy is almost an afterthought for Halloween now. The bulk of the ads that I've seen and heard include the word "sexy" somewhere and the images presented mostly involve women with costumes that are really just glorified lingerie.

Secularism does strange things to our traditions and culture.


Haskovec said...

That is totally the case in Dallas at least as far as adult costumes go. And if you go out to the bar or anything it is like a competition to see who can be dressed in the sluttiest / skimpiest outfit.

Roisin said...

That's the case everywhere, I'm afraid to say. As a young woman, I don't understand, frankly, and can't stress enough what a bad idea it is to 1)dress so provocatively and 2)hang out with men that encourage that behavior. You'd be putting yourself in a dangerous situation.

So I guess in that sense, Halloween remains pretty scary.