I spent Halloween in Austin, Texas with my granddaughters. At three and five they anticipate in each holiday activity with such joy. They had a hard time waiting for it to get dark for trick or treating.
|The hardest part is waiting for it to get dark!|
|WHEN is it going to be dark?|
But the knocks on our door continued, and I got to see what the rest of the neighborhood was wearing for Halloween. That's when I said "WTF!"
When did it become appropriate to dress pre-teens and children as pimps and hos? There were at least three pre-teen boys dressed as pimps and several pre-teen girls in whorish costume. I get that a high school aged kid might find it funny to dress as a pimp, but a pre-teen? Some nine year old's mother had to think "Gee, wouldn't Junior be cute as a pimp" and then drive to K-mart to buy the costume. What does it say about a parent who would think this type of costume is suitable? I can't imagine a parent saying to a little girl "Honey, why don't you be a whore this Halloween," or to a son "Junior, why not portray an exploiter of women for Halloween."
All I can say is "What the f**k!" and be grateful that the granddaughters still want to be princesses.