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  • UMass Amherst Creates 'Flow Chart' to Determine If Your Halloween Costume Is Offensive

    10/20/2016 5:46:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2016 ast | By Ken Shepherd - The Washington Times
    The University of Massachusetts, Amherst has created a handy flow chart for students to help them determine what NOT to wear as a Halloween costume. Devised by UMass Amherst’s official diversity office, the “‘Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter’ (S.C.R.E.A.M.) … poses several costume-related questions, the answers to which take one to various points on a ‘threat meter’ that ranges from green (low) to red (severe),” Campus Reform reported on Tuesday. For example, “If one intends to represent a person on Halloween, the only way to get a ‘green’ threat rating is for the person to be of one’s...
  • Amazon pulls ‘sexy burka’ party outfit after massive backlash

    10/07/2016 1:28:20 PM PDT · by ncfool · 31 replies ^ | 7 Oct, 2016 05:48 | RT writers
    Online retail giant Amazon was forced to remove a skimpy low-cut black dress, complete with veil, advertised on its website as a “ladies sexy Saudi burka Islamic costume,” after scores of infuriated users labeled it “racist” and “disgusting.” .comCustomers outraged by Walmart’s Israeli soldier Halloween costume Online shoppers surfing Amazon’s UK website for new ideas for upcoming Halloween dress-up parties stumbled upon the garment on Thursday. The mini-dress priced at Ł18.99 ($23) is apparently a take on the conservative Arab women’s swimwear, except that it barely covers anything but the face, with a niqab leaving only the eyes visible. Upon...
  • This Teen Dressed As A Thief At School To Make Fun Of ‘White Culture’

    10/06/2016 10:41:26 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    Want a culturally appropriate costume this Halloween? This teen’s got an idea for you. Josh Welch, a 17-year-old from Silver Spring, Maryland, decided to dress as a thief for Culture Day at his high school earlier this week to make a statement about “white culture,” BuzzFeed first reported. “I consider myself a huge advocate for social justice, and I wanted to make a bold statement about ‘white culture,’” he told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “So I decided to use humor to get my point across, but I never imagined it could be this ubiquitous.”
  • Oliver the Goldendoodle attracts an army of followers on Instagram in his fancy dress poses

    11/24/2015 10:58:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 11-24-15 | Sara Malm
    A dog has amassed an army of fans online after his owners began photographing him dressed up in funny outfits Go to link to see these clever pictures of a VERY PATIENT dog.
  • Yale students shout down professor who told them to 'look away' if offended by Halloween costumes

    11/07/2015 2:49:08 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/07/2015 | Ollie Gillman
    •Dozens of Yale students encircled a professor after he said he would not stop people from wearing offensive Halloween costumes •College master said he would not stand in the way of free speech and told offended people to 'look away' or challenge those wearing them •Video shows one young woman's fury at the professor, telling him to 'shut the f*** up' and that he should not sleep at night This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes....
  • Boys and girls constrained by toys and costumes

    10/31/2015 10:11:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Times News Service ^ | Oct. 31, 2015 | Claire Cain Miller
    A Web search for Halloween costumes of scientists produces only boys wearing lab coats and goggles. A search for nursing costumes turns up girls in skirts with stethoscopes. Cats and cupcakes are also girls, while sharks and astronauts are boys.
  • Colleges Post Halloween Costume Checklists So Students Won't Offend

    10/30/2015 4:16:32 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 54 replies ^ | October 30, 2015 | Michael Allen
    The State University of New York at Geneseo has created posters that list phone numbers and emails of campus officials whom students can call to see if their Halloween costumes are offensive and culturally insensitive. The poster states: “Halloween Checklist: Is Your Costume Offensive? Check yourself and check your friends,” and adds, "Unsure if your costume might be offensive. Don’t be scared to ask questions,” notes The College Fix. Wesleyan University has a similar poster and a checklist that asks students to check to see if their costumes are mocking cultures, religions, ethnicities, or downplaying human suffering and oppression, reports...
  • Enid's Ten Weird Mormon Halloween Costumes (The OTHER World Series)

    10/30/2015 4:00:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | The Garden of Enid
    Happy Halloween from The Garden of Enid!!!
  • Wholesome DIY costumes for empowered girls

    10/28/2015 1:37:32 PM PDT · by Talkwire · 49 replies
    Personal blog ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jaye Ryan
    NOTE: An Alternative to the Sexy and Demonic costumes! At Halloween-time girls want to have fun and express themselves with costumes that reflect their personal energy. Most store-bought costumes for tween and teen girls exhibit T&A, rather than clever personal expression. You may have read about or maybe seen a “Sexy Cop”, or a witch dress with thigh high garters and 4” pumps. These manufactured costumes cannot help a young woman shine as an individual. Complete list of wholesome and empowering girl costumes is HERE
  • These "offensive" costumes would leave kids with pretty much nothing they're allowed to wear...

    10/21/2015 3:43:28 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-21-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Someone actually made this... Wow, even Superman is a "bigot." This is one of those times where the words to comment on this truly do escape me, but I'm going to try. I wouldn't want anything from a house that endorses such moronic thinking for two reasons: 1. That house probably also gives out gluten-free positive vibes instead of candy and 2. I wouldn't want to become collateral damage in the egg holocaust that would take place at that house's garage. Costumes are supposed to be caricatures of the subject matter, especially for children. That's what makes Halloween so much...
  • Irony alert: Liberals furious over Bruce Jenner Halloween costumes

    08/24/2015 8:27:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | Newsmachete
    With homosexual and transgender issues always at the forefront, whether we like it or not, it's a relief to know that now your kids will have a gender-fluid option for this coming Halloween: Halloween probably isn’t the best time to deal with an incredibly sensitive subject like gender reassignment. But that hasn’t deterred a major company from conjuring up a Caitlyn Jenner costume in time for Oct. 31. Spirit Halloween, the company behind the pop-up costume stores that appear all over the city every fall, has exclusively confirmed to Confidenti@l that it will be carrying the insensitive getup this year....
  • Scary Mormon Halloween Costumes, Ranked [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/30/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 33 replies ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Scott B.
    It’s Halloween week (though perhaps you already celebrated with a ToT), so Steve and I figured that it would only be appropriate to have a super-spooky ranking! This is some scary stuff! As always, these rankings are authoritative. 10. Cain/Bigfoot 9. BYU Honor Code Office Representative 8. Post-Manifesto Polygamist 7. Intellectual Feminist 6. Single Man Over 27 5. The Bible Dictionary 4. Non-intellectual Feminist 3. Steve Evans 2. Idolatrous God of Elkenah 1. Missionary who served, came home, and then got called back 4 years later like in that nightmare I have every 6 weeks
  • Baby Pot Leaf & Cigarette Costumes Are Turning Into Big Sellers

    10/27/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | October 27, 2014 1:41 pm | (Outnumbered)
    Funny or offensive? Some over-the-top Halloween costumes are causing a stir, including the baby pot leaf and baby cigarette designs. These are the brainchild of a California company that’s known for making provocative costumes. …
  • Shock, horror: The ‘viral’ Halloween costume of 2014 is the Ebola suit

    10/15/2014 5:28:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Metro ^ | October 15, 2014 | Alison Lynch
    The sale of the Ebola suit for Halloween has sparked outrage on social media. Ebola is a viral disease in more ways than one. And with bad taste costumes now a Halloween must-have, it was really only a matter of time before someone decided to cash in. The Ebola Containment Suit Costume is now available to buy from online Halloween costume shop brandsOnSale for $79.99 (Ł50). ---snip--- Nevertheless, following the backlash on social media this week, brandsOnSale CEO Johnathan Weeks told The Atlantic: ‘We don’t stray away from anything that’s current or controversial or anything like that,’ before confiding, ‘If...
  • #1 selling Halloween costume in Texas. Too soon?

    10/05/2014 7:38:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Facebook ^ | October 5, 2014 | Marilyn Dash
    #1 selling Halloween costume in TX... Too soon?
  • Bikini with your coffee? In Clovis, a move to get barista beauties to cover up (video)

    04/08/2014 10:12:54 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 85 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | April 4, 2014 | Marc Benjamin
    "It isn't the coffee that's too hot, but the nearly bare baristas of Bottom's Up, a Clovis drive-through coffee shop that has trouble brewing with some neighbors who oppose the business."
  • When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

    11/12/2013 7:47:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - - When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’Posted By Robert Spencer On November 12, 2013 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 17 Comments “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators.It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing back memories of personal experiences with racism.”The offending photo featured a group of students apparently dressed as soldiers pointing...
  • Muslim student pitches a fit over these awesome Halloween costumes [school agrees with student]

    11/09/2013 11:06:09 AM PST · by grundle · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 8, 2013 | Eric Owens
    A controversy has broken out at Washington University in St. Louis over a Facebook photo apparently showing five students dressed up for Halloween as a Navy SEAL team capturing Osama bin Laden with garish neon water guns. The photo was originally posted on Facebook on Oct. 30 with the title “Halloween ’13 Amurrica!!” reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The photo shows three dudes in camouflage attire surrounding a kid also in camo garb who is sporting a long, fake beard and turban. There’s also a guy in the background holding up an American flag. Washington University student Mahroh Jahangiri later...
  • Fired: Mom Behind Trayvon Martin Halloween Costume (Let go for something your adult child did)

    11/03/2013 1:21:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Root ^ | November 3, 2013 | Lynette Holloway
    Dressed in Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman Halloween costumes. A Massachusetts woman was reportedly fired after racially insensitive images surfaced online of her sons dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman for Halloween. Caitlin Cimeno reportedly posted photos of her sons, William Filene and Greg Cimeno, with the caption: "Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon (insert smiley face emoji here)," according to a piece by Myeisha Essex at BlackAmericaWeb. Following the outrageous post, members of the social media world not only tracked her down, but eventually also her employer, who told a caller that she no longer worked there, reports...
  • Teen Wears 'Jesus' Costume to School for Halloween,Told to Remove It for Being 'Offensive'

    11/02/2013 6:21:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | November 1, 2013|11:46 pm | KATHERINE WEBER
    A Chicago-area high school pulled a senior student from class on Thursday after he showed up to school wearing a Jesus costume for Halloween. Shortly after, the school then reversed its decision and allowed the teen to return to class wearing the costume. Angenetta Frison, mother of Marshon Sanders, a senior at Highland Park High School in Chicago's northern suburbs, said in a statement to a local news outlet that her son was asked to remove his Jesus costume after two teachers at his high school reportedly complained that the costume was offensive. The costume consisted of a long white...
  • From Mr. T to Miley Cyrus, Morning Shows Go All Out for Halloween

    10/31/2013 10:14:32 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 3 replies
    The annual Halloween morning show costume ritual just keeps getting more and more elaborate, particularly given the efforts of the Today Show and Good Morning America to out-do each other. Fortunately for everyone, CBS This Morning’s Charlie Rose was not forced to don a costume, but we did see the hosts of Fox & Friends strap on some Duck Dynasty beards as well as some terrifying twerking from Kelly Ripa. And you are not going to want to miss Mediaite founder Dan Abrams as Anchorman’s Brick Tamland on GMA. Below are the best of this year’s morning show Halloween costumes....
  • Top 10 Odd-Sexy Costumes #4: Star Trek Gallery

    10/29/2012 9:42:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Attention Star Trek fans (of the male variety) Dig this.

    10/26/2012 6:04:06 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 103 replies
    One witch told another witch, "I want one of those new computers that has a spell checker." Don't bother inviting the Invisible Man to your Halloween party. He won't show up. Sometimes he makes excuses, but they're all transparent. A photographer goes to a haunted castle determined to get a picture of a ghost. The ghost he encounters turns out to be friendly and poses for a snapshot. The happy photographer dashes to his studio, develops the film and…learns that the photos are underexposed and completely blank.Moral to the story: The spirit is willing, but the flash is weak....
  • New Jersey School District Bans Halloween Costumes at School

    10/21/2011 1:22:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2011
    A New Jersey school district is reportedly preventing students from wearing costumes to school this Halloween season, claiming the costumes are disruptive in the classroom. Principals at Springfield public schools sent out a letter to parents saying costumes are not allowed to be worn during school hours this year, the Springfield Patch reports.
  • NYC's own superheroes

    04/13/2010 9:57:48 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies · 333+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/13/10 | James Fanelli
    With great costumes comes great responsibility. “Kick-A--,” an action movie opening this week, spins a tale of average Joes becoming masked crime fighters, but New York has been home to real-life caped crusaders for years. Gotham’s legion of real-life superheroes includes a leather-clad martial-arts expert who battles drug dealers, a masked religious hipster who feeds the homeless and an engaged pair of relationship counselors, Arjuna Ladino, 42, and Shanti Owen, 50, who don star-spangled spandex as the “Transformational Warriors” to spread the power of love...
  • ~~~~ ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd ~~~~

    10/16/2009 6:03:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 145 replies · 6,900+ views
    Mucho Dinero Attach pictures of Robert De Niro all over yourself. Self-Absorbed Attach sponges all over your body. BuccaneerAttach a dollar to each ear (buck-an-ear). Behind the TimesAttach several fake (or real) clocks to your behind. Freudian Slip Wear a slip, preferably black, with a sign around your neck that says "Freud." Devils Advocate Wear buttons and carry signs that say "Devil is #1" and "Vote for Satan," etc. Quarterback Wear normal clothes, and tape a quarter to your back. First Class Mail Buy some stamps and paste them on your face or glue some onto an old shirt. Quarterback...
  • Finally, Obama wears a flag pin!

    10/31/2008 10:33:43 AM PDT · by richnwise · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Finally, Obama wears a flag pin! We had a costume contest at work today and I quickly had to remind the "Obama" guy that his costume was inaccurate!
  • Happy Howl Ween

    10/29/2008 8:01:23 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 220+ views
    Daily bikini ^ | Oct 29, 2008 | Ken Bell
    don’t know about you guys, but The Dog Files is very excited that this political season is coming to an end. We’ve thought long and hard who we should endorse. We made sure that we took in to account the financial mess on Wall Street, our National Security, and Healthcare Reform. After much debate in The Dog Files bullpen, we’ve unanimously come to a decision. The Dog Files would like to thank Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones for taking time out of their busy schedules to make our announcement
  • Fire destroys Lost Colony buildings [and costumes] Roanoke Island, NC

    09/11/2007 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Joya · 25 replies · 1,101+ views
    Outer Banks Sentinel ^ | 11 September 2007 | Sandy Semans
    At 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, a Villa Dunes resident spotted a fire across the sound on Roanoke Island and called 911. Part of The Lost Colony’s Waterside Theatre was in flames. All fire departments north of Oregon Inlet responded. Fire crews worked swiftly and efficiently to control the blaze and take necessary precautions to save the nearby men’s dressing room structure. Despite of the efforts, the maintenance shed, thought to be at or near the source of the fire, was completely destroyed. Charred pieces of framing in a flimsy skeleton, pointing irregularly toward the star-lighted sky, appear to...
  • What is our national costume?

    05/29/2007 9:22:07 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 19 replies · 653+ views
    London Daily Telegraph | May 29, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    The Daily Telegraph Letters 25 May 2007 Richard Molineux, Balls Green, Essex Back to top Nothing to wear Sir - I have been invited by Austrian family friends to a wedding in Salzburg. Proud of their traditions, they suggested that "guests might like to wear national costume". In view of the recent nationalism shown by our kilted close neighbours, I have thought long and hard of what my English wife and I might wear to augment this colourful event, but without any success. I am open to any suggestion from your readers. Andrew C. Lowings, Peterborough
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-10-06....Doggie Tails - Why Dogs Bite(reprise)

    10/10/2006 4:05:56 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 117 replies · 1,474+ views
    DollyCali and all of the Finest AT the Finest | October 10, 2006 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Exclusive: NarniaWeb Interviews Isis Mussenden (Narnia and Shrek costume designer)

    11/29/2005 7:15:53 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 6 replies · 760+ views ^ | November 24, 2005 | Narniaweb
    How did you get involved in costume design?Ever since I was little I wanted to be a costume designer.  As a young girl my Mother taught me to sew and I began creating clothing.  I went into costume as opposed to fashion because of the love of story.  I also grew up in Hollywood and was constantly surrounded by film and tv shoots. After graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York with a B.F.A. in fashion I began working with costume designers and trained under such wonderful mentors as Jane Greenwood, Ann Roth and Santo Loquasto.How did you...
  • Last minute Halloween costumes and costume ideas

    10/31/2005 2:13:51 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 117 replies · 11,691+ views
    October 31, 2005 | TaxRelief
    Leaf blower: Hang a single leaf from a baseball hat brim and blow on it when people ask you what you are. Static Cling: Attach odd socks and boxers to a sweat suit. Someone You Can Count On: Wear all black clothes. Cut out big, white numbers and attach them to your clothes. Self-Portrait: Put a picture frame around your neck. Crayon: Put on solid color sweatsuit and put black bands around wrists and ankles. Make cone hat out of color to match.
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....10-28,29,30-05....Halloween 2005

    10/28/2005 3:26:33 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 356 replies · 2,572+ views
    DollyCali, curlybill | 10-38-05 | DollyCali
    <p>Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.</p>
  • The Two Towers: A FReeper Review

    12/18/2002 8:15:42 AM PST · by egarvue · 75 replies · 459+ views
    Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a midnight showing of The Two Towers. What follows is my attempt at a spoiler-free review. Of three books of the trilogy, "The Two Towers" was always my favorite - I looked forward to the movie in fevered anticipation. I decided to throw caution to the wind and go to the midnight showing; I knew I would be hurting at work today (quick nurse, my caffine IV is low!) I was very surprised to get to the theater in our small city and find it utterly packed, my friend and I were...