WTF is Up with Slut Shaming

So I just watched this video where a man (in Ireland) is basically calling this woman a slut because she is wearing a crop top….. spoiler alert: at the end of the video, another (awesome) woman smashes a bottle over his head. Here is the video to watch yourself:

So firstly, I LOVE that other woman. Good on her for taking action and shutting that guy up. He was clearly ignorant and disrespectful to the first woman, and completely deserved that for speaking such disgrace towards her.

But secondly, I wish this didn’t have to be a problem. Why do people (men AND women) feel the need to point out who is a slut. What even IS  a slut?

A slut is a derogatory term created to make women feel bad about themselves. Essential, people label ‘sluts’ as woman who a) dress a certain way (less clothing, perhaps revealing) b) participate in sexual activities c) perhaps with different men.

SO ESSENTIALLY EXACTLY WHAT MEN DO.

These are what we call double standards. Men can do certain things, ie. sleep with every girl on the cheerleading team, and he is considered a ‘champ’. But if a woman sleeps with every man on the football, she is a slut. Get it?

The worst part about the video is when the man says, “and you wonder why women get raped when they dress like that..” EXCUSE YOU!?

Oh yeah, it’s for sure the woman’s fault that they get raped, they were DEFINITELY asking for it. ORR perhaps it is the f*cking sick headed RAPISTS that CHOOSE to rape people!?? Hmmmm??? maybe???

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WHY DOES OUR BODIES OFFEND YOU!? The woman in the video was showing her stomach for goodness sake. We are all born with stomachs. It is a natural part of our anatomy. If anything, it is society who has sexualized women showing off their bodies and skin. Naturally, there is nothing coherently sexual about boobs, a bum, or a stomach. We all have them and we were all born naked with them. You wouldn’t tell a baby to cover up when it’s walking around naked, so why tell a women to cover her chest/stomach? She is not intentionally implying anything sexual about it; it’s her body, it’s her damn choice. And HELL, even if she DOES want to be sexual, that IS HER GOD DAMN CHOICE!! Nobody should have the audacity to tell someone else what to do. If it does not concern you, than piss off and find a new hobby; perhaps one that doesn’t concern yourself with other people’s personal business. If it does not effect you in any way, and  you will not be harmed or die, then you can suck it up and get over it.

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