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Rebecca Hains’ take on the sexy Halloween craze. Tonight, remember to have fun and be safe!
What does this mean for consumers? Well, for one thing, we’re seeing a lot of costumes that reproduce tired gender stereotypes. Sex sells, and in an $8 billion seasonal industry, it seems designers and retailers are maximizing profits by creating more and more “sexy” costumes for women and girls. In fact, at this point, if you’re female, “sexy” is hardly an option anymore. It’s practically a requirement.
In today’s relatively new, hypercommercial Halloween, it’s become an expectation for females to dress in sexually provocative ways–even when costumed as, say, a children’s cartoon character, like Nemo from Finding Nemo.
The same applies to mundanely macabre items like body bags. Are you a man? Your body bag Halloween costume…
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