Heteronormativity in Halloween Costumes

“The word “heteronormativity” refers to a persistent privileging of “opposite”-sex couples and the relative invisibility of people who partner with others of their “same” sex.  Halloween costumes are a great example of the phenomenon.  Costumes designed for couples nearly always assume that they need to outfit a man and a woman, not two men or two women.”

via Heteronormativity in Halloween Costumes » Sociological Images.

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