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Halloween is too sexy
31 October 2012 08:52 AM
Halloween is getting sexier by the year and Eleanor Barkhorn at the Atlantic is fearful for the kids "Perhaps the most persistent argument that adults make against sexy Halloween is that women in revealing costumes are asking for trouble," she writes.
Problem is, since when did teenagers care what adults think? The solution, Barkhorn suggests is a "a more subversive attack on sexy Halloween, where humor is the primary weapon."
The best pop culture example of this is that scene in Mean Girls where the new girl experiences a high school Halloween for the first time. "There's not danger in this scene," writes Barkhorn. "No girls getting ogled or exploited for wearing sexy clothes. Instead, the movie makes fun of these girls, exposing them as vapid and vain, yes, but not asking to be harassed."
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