OccupyHalloween: Emma Goldman

We knew we wanted to get one more Halloween costume up this year, and originally we were thinking of going with Rosalind Franklin or the goddess Freya (assuming we could find a replacement source for one of the Freya costume items we were having trouble with). But a funny thing happened in the past few […]

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Suggestion Box

Reader Paola Eisner writes: Hey! I heard about your site through reddit. In light of traffic spikes (yay Halloween :) would you like to start a blog post that would allow viewers to post additional ideas for powerful/interesting women? Your images are fantastic, and a few of them make me think of a few more […]

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Welcome, new readers (and hello, traffic spike)

Welcome, new people! We are having another massive traffic spike right now, so you may have trouble seeing all the images on our pages. You may have trouble seeing the pages, period! Sorry about that—just refresh the page if you need to. We’re here.

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Love your Halloween costume

(This post is part of the 2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival.) Thanks to the good folks at NOW, October 19 has been designated Love Your Body Day. The way things are going with Halloween, I think October 31 should be called Patriarchy Day. It’s reached the point that unless you’re a size 2 […]

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Traffic spike

Hey everybody — if you’re seeing this, congratulations! We’re enjoying a massive traffic spike right now, and so you may have to refresh some pages to see all the images.

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Press Release

Here’s the press release we sent out earlier this week: Feminists Take On Halloween October 4, 2011 — You won’t find costumes for Ada Lovelace or Hatshepsut in the Halloween stores this fall. But you will find them—or at least instructions for them—at a website called “Take Back Halloween.” Launched in 2010, the site is […]

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Press Release: Feminists Take On Halloween

PRESS RELEASE Feminists Take On Halloween FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2011 — You won’t find costumes for Ada Lovelace or Hatshepsut in the Halloween stores this fall. But you will find them—or at least instructions for them—at a website called “Take Back Halloween.” Launched in 2010, the site is now in its second year […]

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By popular request: Ada Lovelace

When we launched Take Back Halloween last year, we invited readers to suggest other costumes they’d like to see. The number one request was for Ada Lovelace, visionary computer genius and patron saint of women in technology. So this year we put Ada at the top of our list of costumes to add. Voilà: Ada […]

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The time to plan your Egyptian costume is now

Thinking of going as Hatshepsut this Halloween? Or maybe Isis? Time to get on the stick! We found a cool eBay store in Egypt that sells wonderful beaded collars, just like the pharaohs wore (well, not just like the pharaohs wore, but better than the cheapo fabric pieces you get in Halloween stores). But their […]

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Welcome to Year Two of Take Back Halloween!

Halloween Season 2011 is upon us. It’s the week after Labor Day, and the stores are starting to stock up on costumes. For us, it’s Year Two of our project to Take Back Halloween! The response to our website last year was incredible, and this year we’re working overtime to make it even bigger and […]

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Happy Halloween!

To everyone who has linked to our site and helped spread the word: thank you so much! The response has been absolutely staggering. We are definitely going to keep the site up all year and keep adding costumes. To everyone who has visited for costume ideas and inspiration: thank you and HAVE FUN! Your costume […]

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We’re going to be on the radio!

Or at least I am. This coming Saturday I’m going to be interviewed on “The F Word,” a feminist radio show in Vancouver. Here’s the program description: Oct 30 – ‘Native’ isn’t a costume. Moving beyond sexy nurses and cultural appropriation: The F Word’s Halloween Extravaganza! Featuring an interview with the creators of Take Back […]

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