The ‘s’ word, isn’t very nice and it is used too frequently to try and damage a person’s confidence in themselves. Why use it at all? Because the one doing the yelling clearly isn’t happy in their own sexuality, they must hurt someone else to feel better about themselves.
A woman turns a guy down because she doesn’t feel attracted to him. So he calls her a slut and does all of this posturing around his mates to cover the fact he’s hurt.
A woman enjoys sex. Society calls her a slut to discourage other women from trying it out and perhaps finding that they too like the pleasures of sex. This one harks back to the patriarchal times when women were property and you didn’t want to buy used goods.
A woman has a disagreement with another woman. She’s called a slut because all women know that’s one way to really hurt another.
Women are referred to as sluts collectively because a man has not learnt any respect for anybody.
I hate that we’re constantly being told how we should dress and act and we should be trying to attract attention at all times, and then we’re shamed if we decide to embrace our sexuality. If you wear a short dress, dance suggestively, even kissing multiple boys is sluttish behaviour, apparently. Society wants us to go out and give a show, but really wants women to find a husband early and then hide away in the household. Because only with your life partner and behind closed doors are you allowed to be sexual.
Guess what a slut can mean in evolution terms; big penises. When there is sperm competition, only the best will be used for making offspring. This means the males of a species evolve to have a penis that is most likely going to please the female and thus their genetic material is passed on to the next generation. In species that have monogamous females but promiscuous males, such as apes, the penises will be dramatically smaller.
After all, size does matter.
We happen to live in a time where our bodies and minds are not property. So why do people feel the need for using the word slut when someone is doing with their body what they feel comfortable doing? And why is it directed only at women?
“If you sleep around, you have no self-worth.” Lie. If you have multiple partners, it just means you have chosen to enjoy yourself. It’s this idea of self-worth that’s trying to drag us back to a time when we were property and “worth” something, a higher price if you’re a virgin too. But we’re in the twenty-first fucking century, so why is this even a thing? Why is this word even being used?
If we can change the name of a “king hit” to a “cowards punch” socially, then surely we can change the perspective of women. Come on, stop judging. A woman should be able to do as she pleases without fear of a “reputation”. Stop using the word, and show some respect.