No, not really. That would have made for a much shorter post (although I still would have found it entertaining). No, my mood was more "horrified amusement" than "this is making me sick". Sometimes, you laugh to keep from crying.
Come along with me on a magical adventure through WTF Is This Shit Land, aka the Spirit Halloween Store, as documented with photographic evidence!
|Avast! It be the Pirate Wall! Four columns of four hanging costume bags each, separated by a bunch of pirate accessories (eyepatches, plastic swords, etc) in the center.|
I can't even imagine being a female servicemember going into a costume store and seeing this. I'd be ready to strangle people and burn the whole place down. Is this really all we see female soldiers, sailors, as? Dolls? Fuck that.
And in all of this, I didn't even touch on the rampant racism. The "Mexican Man" costume that consisted of a poncho-blanket-thing, sombrero, and fake moustache, with the guy on the package holding a beer and looking drunk; the "Pocahottie" (I wish I were kidding about the name, but I'm not; you can find the exact one here online) that followed the usual minidress-customized, in this case with fringe and beads and a feathered headdress.
Just as well I'm pagan and celebrate Samhain instead of Halloween. It gives me leeway to redefine Halloween as "That one night at the end of October when skinny white girls are
I think that's much more accurate. What do you think?