What Makes A Slut

I’ve been around the block a few times (seventeen, to be exact) so one might say that I’m so very life-experienced. At the very least, I’ve been on more comment threads and forums than I really want to remember. And if there’s one word I know better than I know “like”, it’s probably “slut”.

Wow. “Slut” must be a pretty powerful word–or, at least, a pretty ubiquitous title–otherwise we wouldn’t use it so much, right? So what makes someone a slut?

Well, if you’re showing too much cleavage in a cosplay, you’re a slut…

Comments: Who would be intimidated by a slut like her?

…but not if you’re Jessica Nigri.

Comments: This is the best pic ever! Keep being awesome! 🙂

If you’re showing a little leg at a graduation ceremony, you’re a slut, too.

It’s bad enough that she’s getting an education.

If you pass out at a party and get gang-raped by a few teenage boys, you’re a slut, too, and it’s your motherfucking fault.

Yeah, and that's what you deserve, you cum-munching whore.

Yeah, and that’s what you deserve, you cum-munching whore.

If you thought your husband was dead and turned to his friend for comfort and support, you’re a dirty, friendship-ruining slut. 

How dare she be emotionally traumatized by her husband’s death? The world just went to shit. She has to man up like everyone else.

If you’ve been labeled by the general public as an effeminate fag, you’re a slut, too.

You can’t fool us, Justin. Everyone knows it’s really Justine.

And if you’re singing into a mic and the camera catches you at an awkward angle, you’re also a slut.

You can’t fool me with that microphone, bitch.

If you’re a Georgetown law student who testifies before Congress about why women need reproductive healthcare, including birth control and treatment for stuff like ectopic pregnancies and ovarian cysts, you’re a slut, too.

Next she’ll be telling us that condoms lower the frequency of abortions! Ha!

If you’re a Pakistani girl who was shot in the face by the Taliban for advocating education for girls, you’re also a dirty, bitchy slut. 

Even if you dress like this:

Oh my God, her forearms are showing. How will I explain this to my children?

Basically, if you have ovaries, you’re just a dirty slut.

So, what makes a slut? Anything, apparently.

Is it time we started asking ourselves if “slut” has become a meaningless label?

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3 Responses to What Makes A Slut

  1. A rational human being says:

    This is one of them dumbest things I’ve ever read.

  2. Tyler Cathcart says:

    Pretty sure the one about the Pakistani girl is a sarcastic joke. But overall solid

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