The “French Maid” Halloween Costume for Girls

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Halloween is almost upon us.   Costumes sell big-time and many kids love to go out bedecked in all manner of disguise.   What isn’t good, what is very offensive is putting”French Maid”outfits on prepubescent girls.   For whose enjoyment are these costumes?   What are young boys being told about women?   Check out this CNN report.

-Ralph Michael Stein
 

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0 Responses to The “French Maid” Halloween Costume for Girls

  1. Eric says:

    I saw one of these yesterday when I was shopping for my own costume. Regrettably, I didn’t think to complain to the store manager.

  2. Ann Bartow says:

    CNN just noticed this? I blogged about it last year: http://feministlawprofs.law.sc.edu/?p=1135

  3. Ralph M. Stein says:

    Well it seems CNN doesn’t know about this blog. I’ll send them an e-mail and tell them to put it on their radar screen.

  4. Ann Bartow says:

    Actually, if you look at the post at the link, it seems like CNN doesn’t know about the New York Times, which had a story about this last year.