Halloween costumes: PC versus thoughtfulness

I recently saw a meme on Facebook showing a series of childrens costumes, each labeled with a different criticism of why its bad or unacceptable as a costume. The costumes were : a police woman for being “objectifying” (it was a little girls costume) , a Native American (“racist”) , an Army soldier (“violent”) ,  Superman (“ableist”), pirate (“Promotes rape culture”) & princess (“sexist”).

While I fully support being thoughtful and considerate in costume choices, I Think we as a society are paralyzing ourselves with political correctness.

I’m sorry. I’m all for a world where bias & prejudice doesn’t exist, but I’m not sure this is the right publicity campaign for it….we’re edging towards a society where everyone is an “ist” & “ism” of some kind. I’ll give an “ok I get that” to the native American costume but  points if it doesnt promote stereotypes (I really dont know, and what if the kid wearing it is native American? We have no way of knowing, maybe they just want to take pride in their culture) …but in general cultural appropriation of another race is kinda off limits…

The cop outfit is only objectifying because adults put adult meaning on it. The kid could wear it w/o dangling the handcuffs. The military same thing, Those are both respectable careers & should be a respectable costumes.
Superman, sorry not buying it. By that standard, any costume can be “ableist.” There are lots of characters in the superhero world with disabilities like blindness (daredevil), in wheelchairs (batgirl, lex luthor) (just examples). Not to mention all these costumes can be modified in multiple ways to fit whatever needs a person has or wants. If the little girl wants to be a princess w/ pants, get her some pants. Also toy guns arent allowed in a lot of Halloween parties/events nowadays anyways. Good gawsh. I think we live in a world where too many people want to be catered to instead of making an effort (though I do agree there are offensive costumes, most of these are not them in my opinion ) That is all.


Thoughts on Donald Trump

first I will put out thoughts from someone else while I Collect my own but I did not want this to go unacknowledged



“Bill Clinton cheats on his wife. Impeach him. Trump proudly brags about sexual assault (and has cheated on his wives). Elect him. Hillary oversaw the department of state while 4 people died in an embassy attack. Put her in jail. 2 Republicans were in office while over 200 people died in embassy attacks. No problem. Immigrants don’t pay taxes. Round them up and kick them out. Trump doesn’t pay taxes. He’s a business genius. Hillary’s foundation only spent 87% of their donations helping people. She’s a crook. Trumps foundation paid off his debts, bought sculptures of him, and made political donations to avoid investigations while using less than 5% of funds for charity (and he got shut down by NY State). So savvy… Put him in the white house. Trump made 4 billion dollars in 40 years, when an index fund started at the same time with the same “small loans” he received would be worth $12 billion today… without a trail of bankruptcies, thousands of lawsuits and burned small business owners. He’s a real business whiz. Hillary took a loss of $700k. She’s a criminal. Trump is the first candidate in the modern era not to release his tax returns, and took a billion dollar loss in 1 year. Genius. Hillary takes responsibility for private email servers and apologizes. Not credible. Trump denies saying things (on the record) he actually said (on the record), he’s just telling it like it is.

Your arguments are thin. Your ignorance of reality is shocking. Your double-standards are offensive, and your willingness to blindly support him and recycle the rhetoric is absurd. Your opinion is not fact. Your memes are not news articles. And your hypocrisy is not a platform.

Alex Schiller”