To preface this, let me just say that having a daughter (particularly a teen daughter) is really hard in this area!!! I had no idea! DH and I are hosting a 16 year old exchange student this year, which is clearly a little out of our skill set, being used to raising small boys. Anyway, yesterday our exchange daughter decided that she wanted a Halloween costume, so DH, not even thinking about the potential pitfalls, gamely drove her to a costume shop. Not long after, he started texting me, basically saying that he was in way over his head and that I was going to have to take over. The problem was that every costume was like "Sexy Policewoman" or "Flirty Nurse" and he could not figure out how to get her an appropriate costume and also wasn't willing to stand there and let her try on different costumes while he judged them to figure out if they were too short or too low cut. Completely unprepared to deal with any of that. He wanted her to wear a giant hot dog costume!!!! LMAO Like any 16 year old girl wants to wear a hot dog costume to school!!! LMAO So, he brought her home to me, I took her back out, we had to try on like 7 different costumes, I had nix like 4 of them, and she finally ended up with one that is cute but acceptable. Sheesh, T just wanted to be an army guy!!!
Anyway, in the spirit of that struggle, here is the debate.
Do you think that the word "naughty" in the name of a costume for small girls is inappropriate and sexualizing? Assuming that you otherwise liked the costume, would you let your young daughter go as a "Naughty Leopard?"