Monday, October 29, 2007

Packaging Girlhood; Part 1--a postscript

P.S. Newsweek just ran this article about girls' Halloween costumes with commentary from Packaging Girlhood author Sharon Lamb. My daughter is going as a pirate this year. I have mixed feelings about this costume. On one hand she is patterning herself after the feisty females she has seen in Pirates of the Carribean movies, but I cannot be sure that she isn't buying into the sexy pirate image. It's hard to tell. Her rendition of the pirate wore glitter, red lipstick, and sexy stockings, but she also (while still in costume) was the only girl playing football with the boys at the Halloween party we attended this weekend. I think I am okay with the complexity.

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