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.