Wordless Wednesday: When the Tart Becomes the Treat

I don’t know about you, but Halloween confuses me. We tell children not to talk to strangers except for once a year when we take them door to door. I grew up in a conservative family so my brother had much more interesting costumes than I did. Now that I’m an adult, I’m still not crazy about princess dresses but I much prefer them to the many versions of  “the tart” which are the options for women’s costumes.The sexy animal, witch, nurse, or you name it, are all variations of one theme: Women are hyper sexual commodities like any other candy or treat.

What do you think? Am I taking the holiday too seriously? As the mother of a young male toddler, I can’t help think about the way he’ll view the world around him.

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  1. Victoria Adams

    He’ll view the world as you did – Halloween is a time to dress up and pretend. If he’s young enough the “tarts” won’t mean anything to him – if he’s a bit older – he’ll think they’re dumb. After that – hormones take over and it doens’t matter how a female dresses.

  2. Bitter Lemons

    PhD huh? Yeah, strange how all the fun of youth seems “shocking” after so many years have passed – and instead of being one of the young, the young are now perceived as “the threat”…

  3. Neesha Hosein

    I’m equally as confused about this. It’s not OK to talk to or take candy from strangers except on this one day that is a spinoff of something unholy. Ha! When people ask me (days leading up to Halloween) what I’m doing to celebrate it, I am baffled. I don’t even know what to make of it anymore. I’m always taken aback by the amount of sexy costumes I see on the bodies of women who are normally conservative. But, I must admit, I like the themed candy and hilarious decor.

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