Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Silly Sexiness on Halloween

Oh my word. I was looking at Halloween costumes online at a big box store and among the offerings for women were some of the silliest things I’ve seen. These don’t quite beat out the Sexy Piñata costume I saw on Amazon, but they rank high on the ridiculous index. Here they are, including costumes that are not even close to being connected to the real jobs they represent. Sexy Commando? Come on now. And then there’s just plain weird. Racy Racoon? Sexy Nemo? You gotta be kidding me! Please, I beg you. Just say no. Bustle even wrote an article on it last year, and I think my favorite from that post was Sexy Carrot!

Let’s think about fun, empowering Halloween costumes! What ideas do you have?





2 comments on “Silly Sexiness on Halloween

  1. Amy Jussel (@ShapingYouth)
    October 25, 2015

    Agree, I wrote a full feature about Take Back Halloween and also the whole notion of debunking the ‘market demand’ mythology… http://www.shapingyouth.org/take-back-halloween-debunking-the-mythology-of-market-demand/ The sexualized sameness is a snorefest…

  2. Nancy Gruver
    October 23, 2015

    It is amazing the ideas that some companies come up with and somebody buys! There are great ideas for women’s costumes at http://takebackhalloween.org/?page=store – and they help you with ideas on how to make the costumes – it’s great!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on October 23, 2015 by in For Teens and Tweens, Talking and tagged , , .
Follow Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker on WordPress.com

Twitter Updates

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,508 other followers


%d bloggers like this: