Slutty Halloween Costumes Are Actually Empowering

If Being A 'Slut' Means Loving And Owning Your Body, Then More Women Should Be 'Sluts'

Maybe she's dressing for herself instead of for other people?

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Every time Halloween comes around, it seems as if my Instagram feed becomes flooded with playboy bunnies, angels/devils, and sexy construction workers. The fact that every girl dresses as the same thing for Halloween is humorous to me — in fact, I am constantly impressed by how many different variations of a "sexy (insert noun here)" can be made with the help of some fishnet tights.

However, along with festive costumes comes judging observers who have nothing better to do than to judge girls for having fun and feeling confident in their bodies.

In all of the joy and festivities of the holiday season, can we not simply leave the negativity and misogyny in the 1950's? In the past few weeks, I have heard too many veiled slut-shaming comments from both angry boys online, and even friends. Here is the thing: misogyny is ingrained in all of us. Without even realizing it, even I sometimes catch myself judging a situation based on the sexist mindset that I have been raised to hold. No matter how far we think we have gotten in the movement for women's rights, our patriarchal society still has a long way to go in changing the way we raise both boys and girls.

Aside from superficial rights such as equal pay, our mentality against women must be changed as well. People who I know are fully supportive of feminism and women's rights still make snarky quips about the clothes that a girl wears. Friends still blame themselves for being sexually assaulted or taken advantage of. The truth is, however, that these incidences are attributed to the control that society often takes of the decisions that a woman should have over her own body and life.

The root of the problem of veiled sexism is the mentality that almost all of us were raised with. Whether a person is born in liberal California or conservative Texas, our society as a whole has not gotten over the concept of "slut shaming" in America. It is about time that we learn to let girls wear what they choose to wear. Whether this means that they wear makeup every day, or decide to wear a crop top to class, it is a girl's decision to present herself how she wants. In fact, the entire concept of "slut" seems outdated and, quite honestly, makes me gag.

So, if a girl is a slut for wearing what she wants, then fine, she's a slut.

If being a "slut" is loving your own body, then OK, let's call them a slut.

Lastly, if being a "slut" is taking charge of the decisions you make for yourself, then fine, I hope that all women are able to develop the independent mindset of a "slut."

I urge our public to take a derogatory term that is meant to control a woman's body and redefine it in order to continue our movement towards a truly equal society.

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Let Me Set The Record Straight: Being Pro-Life Does Not Make Me Anti-Woman

Supporting a child's right to life does not mean that I don't support women's rights.

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The past few weeks from a political standpoint have been characterized by the ongoing debate between pro-life advocates and pro-choice supporters. In this debate is the accusation from pro-choicers that those on the pro-life side of the argument are against women based solely on their beliefs surrounding abortion.

As a pro-life woman myself, I can honestly say that this is a ridiculous assumption. Sure, from a pro-choice standpoint, I can see how my opinions may come off as being anti-woman. But, if you look at it from mine, you would be able to see just how untrue that claim really is.

To you, it may seem that I, along with every other pro-lifer, am trying to take away the right of a woman to choose what to do with her body. But I don't see it this way at all. To me, I am advocating for the life of the child, which I believe is a separate human person at all stages of life.

I am not advocating for taking away a woman's constitutional rights. I am just trying to make sure that a woman does not have the power to take away the life of her child. I don't see the argument as just pertaining to the rights of the mother, but also those of her child.

I support equal rights and I commend those fighting for them on behalf of all women. I think women should have the same rights as men, but I don't think that being entitled to an abortion is one of those rights. Being pro-life does not mean that I am against women; it makes me supportive of the life of all babies, inside the womb or not, and I will not apologize for believing in that.

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The Holiday Season In Disney Described By These 6 Gifs

Holidays in Disney are a little different in Disney compared to everyone else..

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If you're anything like me and know way too much about Disney or just love it, you'll know that the holidays in Disney tend to be a little different then in other places.

1. It's late August and Fall decorations begin to enter the parks.

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It's only late August and it is still in the 90s in Florida but everyone is excited because all of the Fall decorations are entering the park and Halloween parties are about to start!

2. Don't worry. It's October now, Fall is actually starting.

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It's finally Fall, which means all of the country is excited for PSL at Starbucks. While everyone at Disney has already been enjoying all the Fall food and drink specials for weeks now.

3. It's not even October 31st and it feels like Disney has been celebrating Halloween for 3 years now.

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Halloween and Fall have been celebrated in Disney for so long. We aren't sure if we missed it or if it has even happened at all yet.

4. It's October 31st, which means it's finally Halloween for real this time.

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We finally made it to Halloween after celebrating it for almost 2 months! Yay, good job Disney!

5. November 1st can only mean one thing. Christmas is starting now.

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It's officially Christmas in Disney! Now we get to celebrate Christmas for the next 2 months! Hold on to your Santa hats everyone.

6. If you're wondering, Thanksgiving is the forgotten Holiday.

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No Thanksgiving celebrations in Disney! Just Halloween and Christmas, sorry to all of the Thanksgiving lovers out there.

If you're anything like me and love Disney, the holidays tend to be a little different there. Disney does Halloween and Christmas right every year, but sometimes we just want to celebrate those holidays one day out of the year instead of 2 months each.

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