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What the Difference Between Men’s and Women’s Halloween Costumes Says About Us

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Trick or Tragedy

Ah, Halloween, that gloriously spooky time of year when the nights get colder and hemlines get… shorter?

While most of us associate the fall with bundling up under warm layers, Halloween in the United States has turned into an anomaly by which young people, especially women, find an excuse to wear as little clothing as possible, all in the name of some haunting fun.

This phenomenon is perfectly captured by the movie Mean Girls: “In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total s**t and no other girls can say anything else about it.”

And while this rule doesn’t only pertain to girls, expectations from men and women alike have left them disproportionately affected by the double standard that leaves them practically naked on Halloween night.

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Source: Paramount Pictures

The proof is in the costumes.