I love Halloween. I'm a geek at heart (well, not really even at heart - I'm just a geek) and will take any excuse to dress up as a comic book character or superhero movie heroine. But social justice warriors and helicopter parents make Halloween a difficult holiday to negotiate.
Every year, there are countless stories of the horrors of Halloween - and I don't mean the scary masks or the haunted houses or those weird zombie paintball runs that never quite work out the way you want them to. I mean "needles in your candy," "serial killers who might live in your neighborhood," "problems with giving children sugar because their teeth will rot and their ADHD medication won't work" and the kicker of all of them, the inevitable, 1000 word think piece on "too sexy" costumes for little girls.