Reasons I Dislike Halloween

It’s okay not to be excited for Halloween. Gasp! Yes, collegiettes, I said it. There are so many things wrong with the holiday and I find myself not as excited about it as I was when I was a child (who wasn’t allowed to trick or treat or dress up because of Satan…sigh).  Here are a few reasons it’s okay not to be excited by Halloween…no Satan is not one of them.

History

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The history of the holiday seems to be lost. A lot of people know nothing about the history around Halloween and just celebrate it because it’s a day you can ‘dress up’ like anything you want and have parties.  

Not Inclusive

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The holiday, although it seems inclusive, isn’t at all. It’s marketed that way, however, in some states like Virginia you could be fined for trick or treating when you’re a teenager. It’s as though they’ve decided that teenagers don’t like free candy anymore or that they don’t deserve the free candy.

Sexualization

 

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Too many of the costumes for women are sexual. You could wear these costumes in the bedroom and it could pass off as negligee, that’s how sexual some of the costumes are.

Appropriation/ Racism

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Certain people take Halloween as a pass that they can dress up as anything they want. I’m telling you now you cannot. It sucks that almost every Halloween there is a news story about someone wearing black face. We’re supposed to have advanced father than that now. Not only that, people will dress according to others cultures and that isn’t okay either.

Pedophiles/Kidnapping

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The title explains it all. This is a prime night for pedophiles to be on loose. Almost every Halloween a child goes missing. That really sucks.

Psychopaths

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The news comes on the day after Halloween full of stories about weed/drug candy, poisonous candy and harmful candy. Some people are completely crazy and find enjoyment in harming children. They will do evil deeds like putting needles in candy which could and has killed people.

Sorry to be a downer. There are two upsides to Halloween. Pumpkin everything and Charlie Brown!

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