1. Taki

    Taki
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    MOD EDIT: This is a thread about a costume that sexually objectifies women from a show about brutal female oppression. Admitting that you do not know or understand the themes of the show while at the same time praising the costume adds nothing to the discussion and ignores the topic at hand. Further posts like this will be moderated as drivebys.

    https://www.bustle.com/p/sexy-handm...this-is-your-reminder-to-please-dont-11975813

    I mean....
     
  2. TheBeardedOne

    TheBeardedOne
    Member

    No complaints here, but I don't watch or know much about the show. Just going by the pictures.
     
  3. That's just a dress.

    Also, optics. Yikes.
     
  4. I guess even Trump female supporters need a Halloween costume.
     
  5. Grug

    Grug
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  6. ZeoVGM

    ZeoVGM
    Member

    The fuck.
     
  7. laminated

    laminated
    Member

    It's what was worn in the club.
     
  8. principal

    principal
    Member

    Never seen the show. But that costume looks good. I know it's about rape or something tho. So it maybe in bad taste.

    I've seen worse 'sexy' costumes tho.
     
  9. Tail
     
  10. Coyote Starrk

    Coyote Starrk
    Member

    I've seen worse "sexy" Halloween costumes. I also don't watch the show though.
     
  11. TheBeardedOne

    TheBeardedOne
    Member

    It's not like it has the show's logo on it.
     
  12. They're religious sex slaves. Yeah, "bad taste" is putting it lightly.
     
  13. xxracerxx

    xxracerxx
    Member

    “An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say,” Yandy’s costume listing states. “However, we say be bold and speak your mind in this exclusive Brave Red Maiden costume.”

    Jesus
     
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    Op should probably include an actual picture from the show. They're supposed to mimic burkas so it's pretty weird to turn them into sexy dresses. That being said if my wife wore it I'd prolly go for it but I'd also go for her in a burka so shrug emoji.
     
  15. nomis

    nomis
    Member

    #Resist kink shaming
     
  16. Antrax

    Antrax
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    I don't think you really need logos to tell what the usual knockoffs are going for lol
     
  17. Raein

    Raein
    Member

    Ah yes, the "women who vote for republicans" costume.
     
  18. GeoGonzo

    GeoGonzo
    Member

    Yup, this is okay for that half of white women. They aren’t really denigrating themselves much more than usual.
     
  19. Pink Tape

    Pink Tape
    Member

    Christ. I can't believe someone actually went for it.
     
  20. hateradio

    hateradio
    Member

    I thought this happened last year, too.

    Really ignorant. Or maybe empowering.
     
  21. Strike

    Strike
    Member

    Uhhhh...
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    I thought they already had one.
     
  22. CaptNink

    CaptNink
    Member

    Yuck
     
  23. Dankir

    Dankir
    Member

    US heading towards a Gilead Republic anyways heh.
     
  24. SNES Jr

    SNES Jr
    Member

    Can’t it just be a funny costume?
     
  25. WillyTheBikeGuy

    WillyTheBikeGuy
    Banned Member

    I don't get the whole 'don't wear this' thing in the article. Dressing up as something for Halloween is not an endorsement. If someone wants to wear it, that's their choice. If I dressed up as a demon, it isn't an endorsement of Satan.
     
  26. hateradio

    hateradio
    Member

    Because rape is so funny? :?
     
  27. adrem007

    adrem007
    Member

    Yikes, what a disrespect to these non-existent characters
     
  28. SNES Jr

    SNES Jr
    Member

    Yeah that’s what I meant.
     
  29. Tence

    Tence
    Member

    I mean it is kinda tasteless... but still it is just from a fictional TV-show. It is not like a 'sexy concentration camp' costume.
     
  30. snail_maze

    snail_maze
    Member

    It's just a show, strange idea for a costume but not inherently offensive. Now stuff like that Anne Frank kids costume is worse
     
  31. AmericanKirby

    AmericanKirby
    Member

    Why.

    Is this supposed to be "ironic"? Like che guevara t-shirts?
     
  32. HotHamBoy

    HotHamBoy
    Member

    Obviously this symbol of female oppression is not really about the fictional characters but the real-world issues that currently exist.
     
  33. Socreges

    Socreges
    Member

    Please go on then
     
  34. adrem007

    adrem007
    Member

    Yeah and it's a costume made for women who can freely choose to wear it or not
     
  35. TheBeardedOne

    TheBeardedOne
    Member

    There are sexy costumes for just about everything. Sexy nurse, sexy hairdresser, sexy nun...and so forth. This is just a TV show, not something that isn't fictional.

    Someone's trying to make money off of the show, not openly endorsing rape. The women who buy it also get freedom of choice as to whether they wear it or not.
     
  36. laminated

    laminated
    Member

    In the book, a sexualized version of this costume, like in the OP, would have been form of protest against the conservative government that forced women to wear bland, oversized clothes in order to hide the female figure because sexuality was seen as a sin punishable by death.
     
  37. Arkaign

    Arkaign
    Banned Member

    Well, that's appalling in so many ways.
     
  38. ElBoxyBrown

    ElBoxyBrown
    Member

    I don't think you'd be cool with a "Sexy Shuri" costume. Some IPs deserve respect is all anyone's saying.
     
  39. laminated

    laminated
    Member

    The original costume is not a symbol of female empowerment. It's a symbol of oppression by a conservative government.
     
  40. Jecht

    Jecht
    Member

    Disgusting
     
  41. I take absolutely no issue with this given its based on a fictional book/tv series.
     
  42. ldcommando

    ldcommando
    Banned Member

    sexy indeed
     
  43. Soap

    Soap
    Member

    It is weird, but then again I am sure we have heard of weirder kinks. So...
     
  44. Dommo

    Dommo
    Member

    I'll be the first to say that vapidly taking the iconography from a deliberately thought provoking piece of art and turning it into some stupid merchandise to sell to the masses is missing the point of the work and is tacky as hell, but this isn't promoting rape nor is it an affront to feminism as this article implies. Disrespecting the iconography of a fictional television show is not offensive. It's like people have only now just realised that media can be used as more than just entertainment and can actually communicate real world struggles and that apparently means they're some bastion of sacredness.

    Like this. Black Panther is not some sacred work of culture. It's a massive corporate product designed to make mad dollar.

    People have been wearing stormtrooper costumes for 40 years now. Fucking stormtroopers - literally space nazis. Look, you can buy a Death Trooper costume for your kid. Yes, this is gross, corporate schlock that undermines the ideas presented in the art. I might consider you ignorant or tacky for wearing it. It's also super prominent and massively mainstream. You're not a racist who votes for Trump for doing so.
     
  45. honest_ry

    honest_ry
    Member

    I watch the show. Love the show.

    I'm not outraged by this like some others would be though.

    Bad costumes like this are a good way to spot stupid people at a Halloween party.
     
  46. overcast

    overcast
    Member

    The costume got taken down from the site selling it, it seems.
     
  47. Cocolina

    Cocolina
    Member

    This just sums issues like this up
     
  48. Doctor_Thomas

    Doctor_Thomas
    Member

    Some Halloween costumes have been pretty horrendous for a long time and this is no different. Halloween requires an awful lot of disconnect from source material when it comes to some costumes.

    There's people who dress up as Alex from A Clockwork Orange (rapist, murderer) and Freddy Krueger (child molester, serial killer). No one bats an eye and, honestly, no one will bat an eye about this either because Halloween allows you to justify poor decisions.
     
  49. HeavenlyOne

    HeavenlyOne
    Member

    Sexy burka costume is a thing, so this doesn't surprise me.

    Not every outfit or costume or whatever needs a "sexy" variant you creeps.
     
  50. Khanimus

    Khanimus
    Member

    Yeesh, considering the joke articles last year making fun of this...