Monday, August 22, 2011

Walk Like A Slut







GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 04:  Demonstrat...Image by Getty Images via @daylife 












Slut is a colourful English word - short and powerful with lots of history.

It sounds great when you say it out loud.


It can be said as a joke by friends who know and trust each other.


Usually, however,  it  implies misery, poverty, neediness and an absolute lack of self respect in a girl or woman.


Toronto's annual Slut Walk came into existence after a police officer told a group of women they could avoid rape by not dressing like sluts.


I agree with the argument of the organizers of the protest that clothes do not cause rape, (women in burkas have been raped).


 But I don't think this issue is overly important and I don't like the goal of reclaiming the word slut.


The word is what it is and it does a great job of being what it is.


It is a warning, particularly to young girls. 

Keeps them in the nest a little longer.


Young feminists need to drop the Slut Walk and address the critical issues that face women today.



Note:

The only English word that comes close to describing a man with a similar lifestyle is 'womanizer'.

Hardly in the same league as slut.





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