I was listening to the radio the other day, and there was a commercial for a local costume shop that went something like this:
**ditzy woman's voice** Should I be the sexy nurse? Or should I be the slutty nurse?
Despite the set up, this is not a rant about the objectification of women on Halloween. I have no problem with women expressing their sexual side and embracing their bodies by showing them off. If you want to wear that micro skirt, you go girl. What I do wonder is why men don't do the same. Men are viewed as "hot" fully clothed in a three-piece suit, but their date has to wear the bare minimum to get the same reaction. What is up with that?
When I Googled "male vampire costume," images of fully clad men concealed with full body capes filled page after page. When I Googled "female vampire costume," I got this:
Come on. Really?
I said "sexy vampire," not "fully clothed and concealed hotness." Those aren't even tear away pants. That might have made it better.
The same search for women got me this: