“What’s that sound coming from beneath the floorboards?”
“Oh, that’s just my ringtone.”
My fellow feminists: what gives? I thought we were pretty well settled on the idea that women have the absolute right to do what they choose with their own bodies and lives and that it’s never okay to shame or judge a woman for what she chooses to wear. So why do we keep making an exception for Halloween? Did I miss a memo? Did we amend the definition of feminism to: “The radical notion that women are people, but only if they dress the way we tell them to on Halloween”? We have enough of an uphill fight the rest of the year trying to get everyone else on board with the whole “no shaming, no judging” idea, so why set a bad example once a year?