This then led to a conversation on my thoughts which I emailed across, during this conversation it was brought up that the Daily Mail would like to run a piece on this topic and my post was sent across to the journalist.
This post was online yesterday which you can read here and I am thrilled they used my thoughts on this subject and while I don’t agree with the survey findings wholly I do agree that women’s costumes are far too sexualised in fact I have struggled myself recently to find a costume for when we go away at the end of this week . I’ve mentioned before that we are going away as a family for Halloween. There is a club house and therefore will be a Halloween themed party of some kind.
This is what I sent across and was used in the paper!
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This is one of the better costumes I managed to find. Now there isn’t actually anything wrong with it at all however I’m not really sure I want my daughter to see me in it either. At the age of 4 she is very impressionable as are all young girls. So why do we need to have only sexy style costumes available to us women?
Thankfully when looking for costumes for my daughter I have found them to be very appropriate and I am actually spoilt for choice in her outfits. I think it’s actually very cute to see the children all dressed up in their witches outfits with their broomsticks and hats.
I just really wish that I was able to join my daughter, however to date I’ve not found a witches outfit which isn’t either short enough to just about cover my knickers and would require me to wear thermal tights (It’s October and freezing after all) or leggings to cover my pride, or which requires the tops of my legs to be shaven – I’ve said before, It’s October and freezing!!
Why do witches all have to be sexy? I’m sure in the story books they aren’t or in the horror movies!”
I would love to know your thoughts on this?
Do you agree with me or with the survey results?
Are children’s costumes age appropriate and what do you think of the women’s costumes available currently?