Thursday, October 04, 2007

Anorexia is Not Sexy

Despite what Halloween costume makers might want you to believe, there's nothing sexy about anorexia. But costumes that portray this disease as such certainly are frightening.

I think feminists of Halloweens past have done a good job of analyzing highly sexualized female Halloween costumes, so I won't get into that more here other than to wonder...How "scary" would it be if women rejected normative body myths and just had fun with this carnivalesque holiday this year?

Via Broadsheet

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1 comment:

  1. Yes, isn't the carnivalesque what Halloween is all about? Excellent point.

    Happy Halloween, E!


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