I know I just posted about sex shops, but I LOVE Halloween and love going into Halloween shops or Halloween seasonal sections of other shops.
It isn’t as bad this year as last IMO, but I really hate seeing “Policeman” costumes next to “Sexy Policewoman.” Hubs was feeling ornery today and argued that maybe men wish they had sexy costumes and can’t find any. :( Poor men. I tried not to laugh out loud.
Anyway we found the sexy men costumes in a weird corner by themselves, not anywhere near comparable “normal” woman costumes, and most of us know they are for gay men because a man would probably rather die than objectify himself for a woman. How humiliating would that be?!
Also don’t confuse the sexy gay man costumes with what I like to call the “sexual harassment costumes,” such as the porn-inspired blue-collar worker one (e.g. the plumber whose tagline is “we’ll fill your holes”) or whatever. Designed to humiliate women and ruin parties for us so that men can get a laugh and a boner.
Halloween is a women’s holiday anyway as far as I’m concerned. I wish I could go and throw all the bad costumes out for good. That’s what we need, not a book burning but a Halloween costume burning.