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,” […]

Even Tweens Can Be Sexualized for Halloween

Halloween costumes have somehow managed to breach a new level of offensive. Spirit Halloween, a company that has hundreds of stores nationwide, has been getting a little bit too creative with descriptions of their online costumes–particularly ones aimed at tween girls. Not only do they seem to think that teens should look sexy, but that […]

How to Have a Feminist Halloween

A report from England … Walking around one of Manchester’s most prominent fancy dress shops recently I was horrified at the outfits it had to offer. It’s not that the stock was scarce or anything, its just that with all the lycra nurse outfits that look as though they would only just fit a child, […]

In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness, Dress Up for Halloween as Your Favorite Victim or Abuser!

In an ironic twist of fate, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Why ironic? Because October also plays host to Hall-O-We-Find-All-Injustices-Against-Women-Hilarious, as manifested in costumes like this. And this. And this. And this. And this. And this. While the not-vile segment of the American population is spending the month finding ways to mourn those […]

What Do Sexy Halloween Costumes for Men Look Like?

In many parts of the Western world, Halloween (for adult women, and increasingly for girls too) has morphed into an opportunity or imperative to dress “sexy”. Such costumes for women and girls are par for the course, where men usually go for scary, funny, or creative. Brandi H., however, found a link to “sexy costumes […]

And the Most Sexist Halloween Costume Award Goes to….

It’s almost that time of year again—Halloween!–when corporate America encourages girls and women to celebrate our inner sluts. I took my 11-year-old son to a newly opened “Halloween City” in the small southern town where I live. After wading through all the wonderfully gory zombies, steam- spewing skeletons and catapulting ghouls, we came to the […]