When it comes to gender norms on Halloween, Paul Henson wants society to “Let It Go.”
When Henson's son Caiden was asked what he wanted to be for Halloween, he knew he wanted to go as Elsa from Disney's “Frozen.”
TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE, SOCIETY!
Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent. Well, he has decided on a... Posted by Paul Henson on Sunday, October 4, 2015
On the post, Henson wrote,
Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent. Well, he has decided on a Halloween costume. He wants to be Elsa. He also wants me to be Anna. Game on. Keep your masculine bullshit and slutty kids costumes, Halloween is about children pretending to be their favorite characters. Just so happens, this week his is a princess.
This is great for two reasons:
1. As Paul points out in the post, Halloween used to be a wholesome way for kids to dress up as their favorite characters before greedy adults turned it into a night of debauchery and wearing slutty costumes based off of #PizzaRat and that dentist who killed the lion.
2. SHOWING APPRECIATION FOR DISNEY ANYTHING IS GENDER FLUID! Elsa is a badass and the fact this kid wants to emulate her any way he can shouldn't be limited by the fact he has a Y chromosome.
More of this, please. WAYYYYYY more of this.
Citations: This Dad Is Icing Gender Norms By Dressing Up As Anna And Elsa With His Son For Halloween (MTV)