As Halloween is approaching, people are racing to Party City and, if you’re like me, Dollar Tree, for costumes. Year after year, there are still people dress up in the most inappropriate and offensive costumes. A rule of thumb while shopping this year: If it could be someone’s culture, it’s not your costume. If you […]Read More A concept: Costumes that don’t exploit others
The leaves are changing colors, the temperature is dropping fast, and everything is pumpkin flavored. Halloween is in the air. I know you’re a procrastinator. You haven’t decided on a costume yet. You’ve been flipping through Buzzfeed articles and the 1000+ Pinterest ideas to find the perfect one. Well, look no further. I have some […]Read More Dear JMU: It’s costume time!!!
Halloween season is upon us and, as most college students know, it’s time to go wild for a weekend. Whether you are going out to party, going to a haunted house, or doing any of the other multitudes of activities there are on Halloween, you have to have an awesome costume. While most people will go as a […]Read More Our Culture is Not a Costume
Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday. I take pride in my costumes and plan them out several months ahead of time (yes, I am indeed what you call a huge nerd.) But lately, within the last few years really, Halloween has lost its spirit (ha ha…geddit?) All puns aside, Halloween is somehow becoming a holiday […]Read More Nix the Blackface and Domestic Abuse
Virgin-whore dichotomy: It’s an old, run-of-the-mill, jargon-y term used quite frequently among feminists with intense lexicons. It’s defined pretty well in Stephanie Stroud’s post on cultural stereotypes on Miss Representation: “The virgin-whore dichotomy…details that women fit neatly into the role of either an innocent, passive, selfless good girl or a hedonistic, morally-void, sensual bad girl. Unsurprisingly, these roles do […]Read More Sluts on Halloween: The Virgin-Whore Dichotomy
My favorite holiday is almost here: Halloween! Many will rush to complete or buy last minute costumes this weekend, and others will prepare for the festivities in other ways. Since being in college, I’ve personally noticed a wide array of unique costume ideas. Some more thoughtful than others; the temperature’s dropped and snowed the past […]Read More The Frightful Thought of a Culturally Aware Halloween
So, because I’m a horrible student and push off all of my work until the last minute, I was not free to enjoy any Halloween festivities last night. Instead, I spent the evening reading an 18th century British play, studying for an econ midterm, and reminiscing on better spent Halloween’s past. While doing such reminiscing, […]Read More The Sexualization of Halloween