Last year I pointed out that my local Target was selling a semi-skanky (and of course, Highly Accurate) “Librarian” Halloween costume.
This became a popular post, and I inadvertently helped sell dozens more of the silly things.
To counteract this, and help bring the universe a bit more into alignment, here’s a charmingly inflammatory comment on Yahoo! Answers in response to a woman looking for tips on building a librarian Halloween costume:
Yes, ladies (and believe me, in the eyes of the world you are ALL ladies, even the dudes) why desexualize yourself by dressing like a hideous old librarian for Halloween, when you can just step on down to Girls’s Costume Warehouse?
This is the second sexy librarian costume I’ve found. One more and it’s officially a trend.
This one is especially flattering. They call it a “Sexy Secretary” SLASH “Sexy Librarian” costume. Because as you know, the two jobs are interchangeable. Or at least the outfits seem to be.
I love love LOVE that librarians are the subjects of our very own fetish. My mom would be so proud. We should form a labor union, all us sexy librarians, nurses, secretaries, and flight attendants, and charge a licensing fee every time someone wants to objectify us. Like the MPAA for disenfranchised traditionally-female professions. Quick, somebody call Dan Savage!
We do look all like this though. Seriously. Even the dudes.