Slut shaming on Halloween

Halloween night is almost upon us and what does that mean? A long night filled with wild, fun, crazy parties and candy. But for some of us ladies with the confidence to strut what our momma’s gave us, the reality of this is the verbal black lash we will recieve for being confident in who we are. It’s 2018 people, women should be allowed to wear what we please without being ridiculed or harassed. Tall, short, fat or skinny—who cares? We should be building up the women around us, no matter what they choose to wear (unless their costume consists of being racist or offending in anyway, then they deserve to be called out).

Halloween costumes vary in sexiness and not everyone will be choosing to go down that route. But the honest truth is that there are no slutty outfits on Halloween. What someone wears does not define who they are as a person . Your ideals or beliefs should never be used in any type of manner that would harm someone else emotionally, mentally or physically. If it’s not your body, you have no business voicing your opinion on it.

Halloween is the one day of the year that you can dress up as anything you want to be, so do whatever your little heart desires. Do it because it makes you feel happy, sexy and empowered. If for one second, you start to feel anxious or scared, you don’t have to wear it. It’s your night ladies, and you should feel secure in your own decision without the influence of others.

Show a little boob, thigh, butt, shoulder, back, you get where I’m going with this. If we show anything we are going to be labeled “slut”, “whore” or “hoe." If we don’t show anything, we’ll be labeled because we didn’t. There is never a good side in winning peoples opinions nowadays. That’s why you need to only worry about making yourself happy.

Men get to wear whatever they want, with all types of options available. But if you check out our limited options down the aisles—sexy kitty, sexy cop, sexy witch, sexy pirate—it’s enough to make you gag. The double standard rears its ugly face again. The second we slip into a tight outfit, “we are asking for it”, or it’s seen as an invitation for attention. Men think we were placed on Earth for their amusement and to please them. But it’s not right, we should be standing together, empowering our fellow woman instead of allowing men to riddle our brains with their filth. Don’t allow the male ego to influence your views on how you see a fellow woman in her costume. Feel pride that she is confident in herself and work together.

I just hope that we can all unite as women and everyone is safe out there this Halloween. You are strong and beautiful just as you are. No man or woman can take that away from you. So take pride in your costume of choice on the Oct. 31, whether it be a Playboy bunny, Wonder Woman or Winifred Sanderson (Hocus Pocus), because it’s all about you girl!