As Halloween approaches, so does the sexism narrative. Our sexy little sirens come out to play, and the costumes get tighter and skimpier year by year. As you may well know based on previous postsI approve wholeheartedly with this trend. Why? Freedom of expression. If a lady wants to feel sexy, then she gets to. If a woman wants to show off her goods, then fantastic. If anyone needs a holiday in order to dress up, to show a side that they keep hidden most of the year, then this is the perfect time to do so.
I have taken things a few steps further; “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach”, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Swap out Christmas for Halloween and boom, there you have my mindset. I have taken off the masks that Halloween has afforded me, and thrive to live the same way all year round. If I want to dress up, I do so. If I want to play the siren for a night, I do. If I want to show off my body, I do it. This holiday, truly has become my favorite, as it allowed me to explore a different side of my sexuality safely, and I proudly have expanded this to all the days of the year.
I have taken the lessons that Halloween and dressing up have afforded me, and I have incorporated them into my daily life. I am freer, because of this holiday. I am less afraid of nudity or even of my own body because I was able to dress up. To try on different masks and personalities, and with a little liquid courage now and again, I live the person that I want to be, right now. I am present.
Now boys, if you want to start joining in the trend of tighter fitting clothes or showing off some muscles during the Halloween season too, then yay. I am all for equality of the sexes. Lets make this a season of sexiness, confidence, and taking a moment to step outside of your shell. Confidence in numbers, and all that jazz. Lets make a movement to live with sexual confidence and positive vibes with or without a costume. No slut shaming, or judgement. Just freedom of expression, thought and voice. And of course tricks and treats whenever the need or want should arise.