Strange bedfellows: Liberal professors, activists unite with Glenn on the dangers of sexualizing Halloween

Is anyone else bothered by the tacky and trashy Halloween outfits targeted at young girls? You're not alone. In fact, it's an issue that unites some of the strangest of bedfellows. Would you ever believe that a liberal professor or an activist lesbian would be guests on 'The Glenn Beck Program'? Well, that's exactly what happened Tuesday night as strange bedfellows came together to discuss the disturbing, trashy trend taking over Halloween.

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"I have three daughters, and even taking them out to go shopping for clothing is impossible because there’s nothing modest. It’s like I’m dressing my eight-year-old to go out to a nightclub," Glenn said.

The Halloween costumes on the shelves certainly don't send the right messages to young girls. If anything, they reinforce some of the worst ideas kids could be getting.

Dr. Janni Aragon, a professor from University of Victoria, Canada, told Glenn, "I think one of the things that we see, Glenn, here is that boys are able to run and play with their costumes, and with girls it’s about looking cute...I can recall looking for a bathing suit for my toddler, and the bikini top was padded. She didn’t need padding up top. I mean, I don’t even wear the padding for my bathing suit. I don’t want to. It’s not that I don’t need to, but why would I want to have my toddler or my preschooler wearing padded bathing suits? So it’s not just Halloween costumes...it’s hypersexualizing little girls' bodies."

Stephanie Giese, a mother and a blogger who has written for Huffington Post, has written to several big stores about the inappropriateness of many of the Halloween costumes. She said, "I wrote a post a few weeks ago that went viral where I went into Target with a tape measure and measured the inseams on the clothing for the girls as opposed to the boys, and what I found was that when I measured an extra small in the girls department, compared it to an extra small in the boys, the inseam on the girls shorts was one inch, and the inseam on the boys shorts was seven inches."

"And I’ve been on the phone with the PR department from Target. I’ve also been on the phone with Walmart throughout the past couple of weeks, and they don’t really have a great defense for it at all, other than, you know, well, it’s designs. People are buying it. But what I found when that post did go viral was that a lot of moms responded. I had over half a million responses within just a few days, and a lot of moms said, you know, I bought those shorts, but we wear bike shorts underneath of them or I sewed a ruffle at the bottom. One mom said she bought two pairs and took them to a seamstress," Geise added.

Glenn thinks this issue is just the most obvious example of America's larger problem with objectifying and sexualizing women.

"Kids’ costumes for Halloween is the last stop. This is happening through all of our society, and, you know, our parents, you know, the parents are trying to look like 15-year-olds, and the 15-year-olds are trying to look like 18-year-olds, and everybody’s trying to look like the Kardashians. It’s the media. It’s what we consume. It’s that which you gaze upon, you become. And we are gazing upon trash," he said.

Many of the women in the discussion agreed that it comes down to society prioritizing sexualization over sexy.

Pam Rocker said, "I think there’s a difference between sexy and sexualization. So sexualization means that we’re stripping somebody down to one thing which is how they look, and I think like why does any of this matter? Of course it’s disturbing, but when we look at what that leads to, when we look at what that sexualization leads to, it leads to dehumanizing. And anytime we dehumanize anybody, they’re more vulnerable for violence, which is huge."

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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