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Less than a
week to Halloween!
With Halloween right around the corner there are some changes being made
around campus from festive decorations, to appropriately themed activities,
and soon to be scandalous Halloween costumes.
Franklin Pierce students tend to engage in a lot of
Halloween activity between decorating their dorms, handing out candy to
younger children in the community, attending ghost hunts, and, most
importantly, going all out in their Halloween costumes.
As I'm sure many of you have noticed at this age
Halloween costumes are all about a good laugh from the guys, and sex appeal
from the girls.
Sophomore, Women in Leadership student, Jocelyn
Lamonday said, "I find most of the costumes available to girls our age are
very degrading. Halloween used to be a lot more fun for everyone when we were
kids, but not everybody grows up to be a size two and feels the need to
prance around in a t-shirt sized costume.”
The Women in Leadership program focuses on
empowering women, and it studies of powerful women and their struggles
throughout the ages. Another main point they focus on is making sure that
girls don't feel the need go along with certain clichés, such as being
viewed as a sex symbol on Halloween.
"It just seems that guys get a win-win situation
out of Halloween, they get to dress up as something that's often witty and
humorous, and they get to see all these girls showing off their bodies.
They're usually never in danger of being taken advantage of” said Lamonday.
Maybe there should be a new updated set of Halloween rules handed out for
female college students that differs from "check your candy before you eat
it” and "bring a flashlight trick-or-treating with you”.
The new list should consist of rules warning girls of
the dangers of grabbing cider or any other type of beverage from a bowl or
bucket at a party filled with fifty other people, and to have at least one
"buddy” throughout the night to prevent something bad from happening.
Of course dressing up is one of the most exciting parts
of Halloween, but you have to remember that wearing these types of costumes
may bring on some unwanted attention, so playing it safe is key in order to
have a harmless Halloween.