Isn’t it humbling to write hundreds and hundreds of words about sexism and gender and entitlement and then remember that “Flight of the Conchords” nailed the whole displacement-of-responsibility and nice-guy rage things in, like, four sentences?
I am literally watching this scene right now. It is actually on my television as i type.
What the 2012 electoral map would have looked like without Women’s Sufferage. Here’s how else the map would look different if other groups weren’t allowed to vote (and for a large part of American history they couldn’t)…
“There’s always the mommy bloggers who get really angry, and then there’s people like me who get really angry,” says Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabesand an expert on adolescent sexuality and self-esteem. But, Wiseman admits, the complaining about sexy Halloween ends with “limited success.” Young women keep buying, and wearing, suggestive costumes.
That’s probably because most of the anxiety about the sexualization of Halloween comes from adults—the very people teenagers are inclined to ignore. If sexy Halloween is going to die, girls themselves will have to kill it.