The 10 Scariest Pictures You’ll See This Halloween

Reprinted with permission from the American Association of University Women Halloween is the perfect time to tell ghost stories. But there’s nothing scarier than the true story of gender inequality in the United States. Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards—these 10 statistics on women’s equality reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt […]

Cultural Appropriation Suits Up for Halloween

Tis’ the month that culminates with witches, mystical creatures, fictional characters, and, well, a little bit of cultural appropriation. Turn on your television, and you’ll hear Michael Jackson’s Thriller courtesy of Party City. Head to YouTube and the beauty community competes to upload the most popular Halloween looks. Run over to your local Walgreens and […]

Top 4 Scariest Things That Could Happen if Women Don’t Vote on Tuesday

Happy Feminist Halloween, folks! It’s a time for carving jill-o-lanterns, crafting Notorious R.B.G costumes and re-watching Hocus Pocus. While you’re taking part in the Halloween festivities this weekend, remember that Tuesday is Election Day, and similar to “sluts” in slasher films, women’s rights are in some serious danger. Ballot initiatives in several key states are giving […]

Victory! Thrift Store Pulls Sexy Halloween Costumes for Girls

If you’re a Halloween enthusiast, you may know that one of the best places to pick up inexpensive pre-fab costumes is the local thrift store. What you probably wouldn’t expect to see are skimpy, sexed-up outfits for little girls—but that’s exactly what one Canadian thrift store had on offer recently. Mom and writer Raina Delisle penned a […]

A Feminist Guide to Horror Movies, Part 4

When the film industry finds an idea that works, they tend to use it again and again. And again. In the realm of horror, once a franchise has spawned seven or so sequels, filmmakers capitalize on name recognition by simply going back to the beginning and starting over. This Halloween season’s Carrie represents the fifth […]

We Heart: Abigail Weinberg’s Halloween Costume

Alas, Halloween is now over and everyone’s excitement/dread about costumes can now end. However, we thought that we would pay tribute to one of the best costumes we saw this year, which was self-nominated by Ms. Twitter follower Abigail Weinberg. Many threatened to dress this year as one of Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women,” […]