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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

From slut-o-ween to educate-a-weenie

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Twisty at I Blame the Patriarchy takes on the New York Times story (in its paid archive) about Slut-O-Ween, when women and grade-school girls alike can act out someone else's sexual fantasy. Vanessa at Feministing isn't pleased by the racial angle of some costumes, either.

Are these people are taking a silly holiday too seriously? Frequent commenter Mar Iguana at IBTP suggests one way of answering that question:

"I’ve twice been able to talk guys into dressing as a woman for Halloween. They both said it was one of the scariest nights they ever experienced and a real eye-opener. They were stunned by the number of males who felt entitled to feel them up, ogle, leer, say suggestive things, pinch and grab. Whiners. Welcome to our world, boys. . . .

"One of them was particularly amazed because he went as the bearded lady since he refused to shave his off. Didn’t seem to slow those boys down one bit. The other one was creeped out entirely because for weeks some guy kept coming into the tavern where the party had been asking for the large and lovely woman he’d met."

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