The Loudmouth Protestant

October 31, 2008

Happy Ho-lloween

Filed under: life,randomness — nickisym @ 11:34 am
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Ahh Ho-lloween. The one day of the year that many women feel they are carte blanche dress like whores. Yep, I said it. It hasn’t been a longtime coming. We’ve watched the proliferation of slutty Halloween costume increase over the years to the point that I am pretty sure normal costumes for women don’t exist. It may be that I live in an oversexed city where it is only normal for women to prance around in 4-inch heels, fishnet stockings and cleavage baring dresses. I suppose it could be consider the de riguer, but should it be?

For the past month, I have been checking out the Ricky’s NY advertisements for costumes and have been disgusted at every glance. The men get the cool, gruff costumes. They get to be the greasy mechanic, the Christian Bale-version of Batman–that means Scooby Doo ears, the uzi-toting gangster. Their costumes are authentic and fully embrace their masculinity. But the female version of those costumes only embrace the intimate side of most women. Our costumes are cut low at the top and high at the bottom as if the only appealing parts of us are our breasts and legs–and okay, I get it, I know those are two of our most appealings parts, but I think those are better saved for the privacy of our homes with our men–I’m all for it then.

So here it is, Halloween. I’m not an observant of the day but I am always curious to see how women will out-skank one other and see how many French maids can fit into a dive bar or nightclub. Bigger than my disdain for slutty Halloween costumes is my concern for women who dare to bare themselves in public on a day when many men will be drunk and void of their senses. I pray their safety on the streets tonight–and a nice long coat so no one will actually mistake them for true women of the night. I know it’s all in fun, but don’t forget to use wisdom and discernment while you’re at it. And if you must wear the costume, wear it, don’t let it wear you.

Disclaimer: Lest anyone think I shun sexiness, that’s pretty far from the truth. I just believe there’s an appropriate time and place and I also think we need to fine tune what it means to look sexy.

Related Halloween Posts:

Don’t Be Scared

Halloween Trumps Christmas?



  1. Ricky’s is insane. Yesterday they had a line out the door that needed a bouncer to keep it in line. And yes, the costumes are getting rather “pornish”

    Happy Ho-lloween


    Comment by marc212 — October 31, 2008 @ 12:09 pm | Reply

  2. […] Happy Ho-lloween […]

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