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Way cooler than a ‘sexy Care Bear’ costume.

..or whatever else the corporate hacks are peddling to us these days. There’s a seemingly endless parade of ‘sexy’ Halloween costumes marketed to women – sexy fishmonger! sexy polar bear! sexy beekeeper! sexy sexbot!

Which isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with sexy Halloween costumes. There isn’t; I’m just annoyed by the uninspired, gender-normative (i.e. you’ll probably never see any ads for a ‘sexy’ Charlie Chaplin costume) selections fobbed off on women around Halloween.

This is cooler!

Plenty of the costume ideas are also hotter than any of the interchangeable “Sexy ___” selections in stores.

Josephine Baker  (costume looks simple enough, though one might have trouble finding the leopard.):

 

Some of the costume ideas almost tempt me to dress up for Halloween this year, something I never really got to do as a child.

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Cutting Corners


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makes me recall a conversation with a former friend about a year ago, in which she (a chronic procrastinator, with her piles of unpaid parking tickets & overdue power bills) expressed total shock at the concept of late-term abortions, musing about what kind of person would “just wait around”until the last minute to schedule an abortion.

Presumably, the sort of person who can’t afford to take several days off work to have and recuperate from an abortion. The sort of person who didn’t realize she was pregnant until the second trimester. Or the sort of person who doesn’t own a car.

Several months ago, when I aborted, I bypassed all of the above – no gas-guzzling car ride to a clinic flanked with screeching protesters; no awkwardly invasive sonogram. …because I couldn’t afford it. Continue reading

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