It may be more confidential with us, Halloween is still in full swing across the Atlantic. And will take place this year this Saturday, October 31. As the earthy film Trick & Treat reveals (to exaggerate it well), the pagan party there has the allure of morbid Christmas, taking over streets and foyers, shops and sidewalks. Everywhere, pumpkins blazing with a thousand lights, skeletons and decorations punctuated with cobwebs, tangy bonbecs that pile up in the hands of children dressed up as imps. And so, disguises, a lot.

And that’s where the bottom hurts. If Halloween is obviously synonymous with horrific sessions where female figures abound (whether they are screaming victims or vampires, werewolves, various aberrations), the profusion of costumes that it involves does not, for its part, have much to do with it. something powerful. In recent years, more and more gender-conscious voices are questioning how these disguises perpetuate the worst stereotypes.

Even if it means putting your feet in the candy dish: what if Halloween was an intensely sexist party? By dint of crazy clichés, we actually wonder if this celebration has not cast a (bad) spell on girl power. So should we throw the pumpkins at the stake?

Sexist bonbecs and nuggets

The American magazine Bustle establishes a fact: “Choosing the perfect Halloween costume can be a challenge when you are a woman.” Because very often, the end of October rhymes with “sexy”, it seems inevitable. We thus find among the worst costumes of the genre: devils with suggestive attitudes, perverse secretaries, well-gendered pop characters (the Disney princesses) … Few of the costumes not to generate muddy jokes and gritty situations.

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