Slut shaming: the only overrated look this Halloween

Mia Adduci, Campus News Editor

Perspective 

Halloween is a holiday for expression and lighthearted fun. It is the one night of the year when people can be whoever they want, however they want, shamelessly (with exceptions such as cultural appropriation, of course).

The greatest plague that taints Halloweekend is not the one which eats away at zombies’ brains or plagues the haunted faces that crowd sweaty basements and random side streets. The worst thing a person can do this time of year is slut shame other people.

Slut shaming is not only anti-feminist, but it is anti-human and anti-free expression.

People will drone on and on about the most overplayed and overdone looks of each Halloween season, and for whatever reason, sexual items always make the top of the list.

Why is it that people have such a large problem with other peoples’ confidence? It likely is a product of jealousy, and if not, then people need to stop being so bitter and uptight.

Personal interpretations of figures ranging from those in authority to fictional deities like devils deserve to be shamelessly shifted into the modern mindset surrounding body positivity and free expression.

This Halloweekend, it can only be hoped that everyone proudly wore as little clothing as possible, in as many public places as possible. To be provocative is to be free, and to hold any malice or negative outlook to this form of expression is condescending and, quite frankly, the only embarrassing look to sport this time of year.

Stay spooky, but more importantly, stay slutty.