Posts Tagged ‘label’
It is interesting.
One of the most damning labels a young girl can be branded with is ‘slut’—still.
And (even without intent to do so) we all remember the ‘slut’ of our HS, and return to our reunions hoping she will attend, wondering whether she is “trailer trash,” or a CEO who slept her way to the top…..
(but as long as we keep these ‘unbidden’ thoughts to ourselves, and give her opportunity to prove us wrong, we can’t be blamed).
My point exactly’. Once a slut, always a slut. So what is Slutwalk out to prove?
Or is it all about semantics? Like the epithets ‘bitch’ and ‘nigger’, are women taking back this word, becoming the only ones with the right use it? (or perhaps the aim is to eradicate the category / concept altogether?)
There are many things we have the constitutional right to do, but not all of them are in our best interests to do. Dressing needs to be about a personal choice, not about an entitlement—otherwise, it is a reaction to someone else’s opinions, as opposed to an action that is owned.