Two food thoughts on this Halloween night.
First, since we’ve gone ahead and made Halloween the official holiday of dressing like a slut, why no sexy chef outfits? You can find sexy nurse and teacher outfits, representing traditionally female professions, and sexy cops and pirates, traditionally male figures, but I have yet to see a chest-baring, knife-wielding chef costume. (Well, isn’t Google helpful? There are, in fact, a number of sexy chef costumes, which makes me feel worse about this whole mess. It’s a little too late for this year, but check out Take Back Halloween, a site helping “women with imaginations” figure out an outfit that isn’t as degrading.)
Second, it’s worth noting that Michelle Obama got played as the bad guy this week when President Obama went on Jay Leno and talked about Halloween. “Halloween is coming up, and she’s been giving kids, for the last few years, fruit and raisins in the bag. The White House is gonna get egged if this keeps up. You need to throw some candy in there. A couple Reese’s Pieces or something.”
I know he was just teasing her (and I certainly do not object to finding Reese’s Pieces in my kid’s stash), but it’s annoying that moms are getting nagged for trying to get their kids to eat healthfully, while at the same time being targeted as the root of childhood obesity in the first place.