Let’s be honest: A legitimate nurse, French maid, or an Eskimo would never wear the costumes seen on Halloween. If an Eskimo did wear a tiny fluffy dress and big furry boots, they would freeze and die of hypothermia. A maid wouldn’t clean a house in six-inch stilettos, and if a nurse showed that much skin, she would be committing a serious health code violation. Now who’s to say wearing costumes like that are inappropriate? Holidays like Halloween are about having fun and changing the pace of regular life. Dressing up and eating candy with your friends can be a great way to do that. Dressing up promiscuously? Not so much. The Douglas County School District Code of Conduct and Discipline book states “The Board recognizes that responsibility for the dress and appearance of students generally rests with individual students and their parents. Students are encouraged to dress appropriately for all school activities.”
Being encouraged to dress appropriately just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. Now being a young lady, I understand that looking hot and knowing it is a rush. It’s fun to flaunt your assets (no pun intended). So you want to dress up as “Sexy Robin Hood” or a “Booty-Lovin’ Pirate” for Halloween; go for it! Your personal choices reflect your reputation. The only request I have for you, is don’t act all surprised when boys treat you like a piece of meat. It’s common for girls to get the wrong kind of attention from boys when they are half naked. Then girls get upset because of the way boys treat them. Halloween is not an excuse to be unsophisticated, so if it’s not for sale, don’t put it in the display case.