Monday, October 31, 2005
Halloween: Women Undress to Impress
I’ll keep this short and sweet: what is it about Halloween that provokes women to wear next to nothing? I say this as a veteran of semi-nudity on past Halloweens. Freshman year, I was Britney Spears from her breakout video, “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. Sophomore year, I upped the nakedness by dressing as Samantha from Sex and the City. (Both times I ended up drunk and freezing.)
Last Friday, Sabrina and I joked about keeping a tally on the number of naked women we might see over the weekend, but we didn’t really have a defense for our own actions nor an explanation for anyone else’s. There seems to be a desire to be provocative and flashy, but only when it is "appropriate". So tell us, what’s up with the nudity? Why does it seem to happen only when we dress in costume? Who determines when nudity is acceptable? Men? Women? Both? Why is the nakedness called slutty? Who, if anyone, are we trying to please? And, if so, why?
Posted by Maggie at Monday, October 31, 2005