Sorry ladies, but we're calling Halloween 2013 a win for the boys.
Because Halloween in Indian country is always a horrorshow of snide stereotypes peddled to mainstream America as harmelss costumes. Usually — like, almost always — the stereotype is the playful "Native American women are sluts." Oh, so fun. But this year we're struck by the men in the Dreamgirl "Restless Wranglers"collection of Halloween costumes: Chief Wansum Tail and Chief Big Wood.
Really? Chief Wansum Tail is OK? Because we wonder whether the same company would dare market an African-American themed costume (we don't claim to know what it would look like) with the name "Big [anything sexual] Jones." And lest we neglect the American Indian women unjustly characterized as "Pocahotties," let's also wonder whether Dreamgirl could put out an Asian-themed costume called "Little Miss [anything sexual] Geisha."
Here's the complete collection of Native-themed costumes from Dreamgirls — and yes, we're aware that most of them were available last year, if not earlier. No points for longevity. Dreamgirl has a Facebook page.