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Every year around this time, the feminist-osphere goes all to pieces about how many women's Halloween costumes are all about being sexy (sexy ebola nurse, anyone?), and how many more women will dress up as "sexy cat" this year than, say, Grumpy Cat. But while I'll admit that the sexy Halloween costume idea is a bit uninspired, I completely understand why women do it. I mean, who can blame them? Halloween is the only day of the year where no one can be slut-shamed. It's a slut-shaming free zone. On Halloween, everyone receives a "Get out of slut-shame free" card. Read More
While vegetarians and vegans find themselves with increasingly tailored and green-washy options for ethical pigging out, Halloween poses a particular problem for us Americans in the bunch: animal welfare or free candy?  Both are seriously possible. Through careful research and many, many years of trading Halloween candy with my little sister, I bring you my Top Ten (Totally Bad for You) Vegan Halloween candies. Enjoy the sugar hangover.    1. Laffy Taffys – These are vegan, though only the small ones. In a remarkable case of David vs. Read More
Sometimes having enough time to pull together a costume can be frustrating, and since Halloween is fast approaching, here are some DIY ideas to help you pull something together last minute. Read More
Zombies create a wonderful commentary on society, survival, and our mortality because they appeal to our fears of widespread viruses, and how much potential we have as individuals in a society to combat a widespread infection (cough Ebola cough). All of the following movies mentioned fall mostly into the typical Hollywood zombie movie premise, meaning it involves a virus. This list of zombie movie queens contain strong, independent, in control… oh, and deadly (and sometimes undead) ladies. Enjoy. Read More
c/o: inhabitat.com Halloween is two days away! Here is a list of adorable pet costumes and possible inspiration for all pet owners. But if your pet is anything like my dog, he’ll only wear the costume long enough to take one picture before shaking out of it. Happy Halloween! (Above: 1. An Actual Chia Pet) 2. King Guinea Pig c/o: thecavvycottage.com.au 3. The Little Mermaid c/o: Getty Images 4. Hula Dancer c/o: Getty Images 5. E.T. 6. Scuba Cat c/o: bestpets.biz 7. The Super Heroes We Need c/o: susartandfood.wordpress.com 8. Ballerina   9. Cat In The Hatc/o: i.imgur.com 10. Read More
For women, there is a science and an art to surviving horror films (Carol J. Clover’s 1992 Men, Women, and Chainsaws can be your textbook). One must be curious and observant -- you heed the subtle whiff of danger when others don’t notice the stench. One must also be intelligent, resourceful, and scrappy regardless of stature. It definitely helps to be sexually reserved and to have a gender-neutral name. If you can successfully embody all of these qualities, you might stand a chance at facing the chainsaw and becoming the Final Girl. Read More
Here is a scary statistic: Only 5% of studio films, released in the past five years, have had a female director. Read More
Still frantically running around, trying to find inspiration for a feminist-worthy Halloween costume? With parties starting this weekend, we’ve collected some Polyvore ideas for recreating a few iconic looks. Here’s how to pay homage to the Queen of Rap and Queen Bey, who provide endless inspiration for amazing costumes.  If you want to replicate Beyoncé, take a look at one of the Queens’ signature looks put together by our BUST BFF Jackie Martin. (Also, remember ladies, black face is never ok. EVER. No matter what. Duh. Read More
It’s that time of year again… HALLOWEEN! People celebrate Halloween in many different ways, but I celebrate by doing my nails. Here are some of the cutest and easiest tutorials for the spookiest season of the year. Show off your creative side while still looking cute as hell.  To achieve this simple nail look, you’ll need a few things: black nail polish, white nail polish, top coat, and a dotting tool.  First, paint your entire nail black. After waiting a few minutes for it to dry, make two big white dots for the creepy eyes. Read More
    Halloween is approaching quickly, and there’s one city that has a little-known obsession with the holiday: Portland, Oregon! We asked Portland’s Sallie Ford and the ladies of her new, all-girl rock band for some tips and tricks for the season of the witch. Weighing in are Sallie Ford (vocals/guitar), Anita Lee Elliot (bass), Amanda Spring (drums), and Cristina Cano (keyboards). Read More
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