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Image: poster for John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). A hand holds a knife with the same curve as the sections of the pumpkin on a jack-o-lantern. Text: “The night HE came home!”

Or, a Halloween veteran (me) watches Halloween again with someone who has never seen Halloween (my partner).

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One of my very favorite vines/tumblr posts of all times is an unintentionally hilarious clip of Ghost Adventures with a ghost who refuses to play by the gender binary.

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Image: a small green light with the caption “beeping”

Investigator: [loudly & clearly] –you a male or a female spirit? Once for a male, twice for a female.

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We made it! 31 days of spoopy feminist Halloween fun: horror media recommendations, cultural criticism, and great comments and recommendations from you!

Just for fun, have some terrifying audio illusions, or, as I like to call it, “Death Stomp Underwater Hell (Midi).”

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Every year I do a quick post on Take Back Halloween, a feminist site dedicated to providing costume ideas and designs for girls and women. The costumes, typically of historical figures (“notable women”), goddesses, movie stars, and queens, span different cultures, time periods, sexualities, and shapes. What you won’t find: Sexy Nurse, Sexy Witch, Sexy Pirate. What you will find: LaSiren, Mercy Otis Warren, and Madhubala.

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Halloween! Let’s celebrate my favorite holiday with a (mostly positive) gender reader!

Source: wikimedia commons.

Source: Wikipedia.

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Would you ever wish someone a “lovely Halloween”? I kept seeing this phrase pop up in Halloween goods this year along with the more standard “Happy Halloween.” I think “lovely Halloween” may go the way of “heartful” (ハートフル), which is wasei Eigo (Japanese-created “English”) used to mean heart-warming, warm-hearted, or caring.*

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Happy Halloween, everyone! Here are a variety of links from across the web to get you in the holiday spirit!

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