So Now Slut is a Bad Word

Only a few months ago, many sex-positives feminists and some of the left were rallying to Slutwalks – they were reclaiming Slut as a word of empowerment, a word of satire, a word to say how sexually liberated they were.

Slut became the word of the moment, the word to show how trendy and ironic you could be.

But then some right-wing shock-jock call educated and middle-women Sluts and Whores for wanting basic health precautions.

Suddenly Slut is a bad word – it a word that shouldn’t said to nice women and girls.

But, it is really true that Slut has magically become a bad word for those who backed Slutwalk – or could be that it is only bad when women they can identify with are named as Sluts.

For as an exited woman – I have not noticed that the prostituted class are no longer branded as Sluts by the Left and the sex-positive.

We are still Sluts for anyone who believe that producing and consuming porn is some kind of human right. To get your precious porn, you must have the prostituted class made into Sluts – that is you must believe all women inside porn enjoy and were made to be sexually tortured and/raped and to smile through it.

We are still Sluts if you believe that men must have the right to pay or sex and do any form of violence – for the prostitute as a Slut does feel pain, was maybe or made to be with many anonymous men, as Slut she is beyond degradation.

We are still Sluts as you insist as prostitution will always exist – it may as well be put indoors, not for the prostitute’s safety or dignity, but so if it becomes normalise than maybe the violence can made invisible.

We are still Sluts as men have the right to buy any woman or girl in any country – without real consequences or sense that society think that could be a major crime.

Do those who were backing and marching on Slutwalks really believe the prostituted class can ever leave being a Slut, ever get access to being a full human.

Do you stay dress as Slut, as a minstrel image of what you imagine a prostitute or woman in porn looks like?

Do you stay say sex worker – and use that language to appear trendy, and to make all the violence and hate of the sex trade vanish?

Do you still listen only to the voices of pimps, of academics who listen to pimp-talk, to so-called sex workers unions that speak for pimps – do you still think the voices of exited women as not important?

Do you still think that porn producers and other sex trade profiteers should have Freedom of Speech – no matter that it is used to silenced and make invisible any voices of the prostituted class?

Would you still say it wrong to judge women in the sex trade, though I would not do it myself – I think every woman should have the freedom of choice to be in the sex trade?

Do you still say those words – do you still speak the propaganda of the sex trade?

If you do – then you class me and all other women and girls in or exited from the sex trade as Sluts.

And the only reason you say Slut could be a bad word is because it is not a label you want you or your friends to be call.

But the prostituted class can be Sluts for we are sub-human.

 

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4 responses to “So Now Slut is a Bad Word

  1. Thank you for raising this issue. This is the first time I’m hearing of these “slutwalks” and my immediate reaction to learning about this: slut is a term that should be discontinued immediately. IMO, it seems to me that the word ‘slut’ dehumanizes women to an incredible extent, it causes men (and women!) to objectify women, and that NO woman, however she dresses or whatever she is cruelly subjected to, should be called a slut. We are ALL humans on this earth and our value is in that – not on whatever term is used to describe us. These are dark dark days, and it concerns me greatly that any human rights activist would consider it ok to call anyone a ‘slut’ in the name of freedom of choice. Deeply concerning to me. To think that feminists would want to redeem the word ‘slut’ is really upsetting – let’s do away with it altogether and start seeing each other as human beings again, let’s call each other ‘sisters’ and empower one another to escape the cruelties many of us are subjected to. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing this.

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  2. Thank you for the way you explain this. The idea of a “SlutWalk” has always creeped me out. I understand the point they think they are trying to make – that what a woman wears and how she acts is not an excuse to be degraded and raped. However, the word “slut” doesn’t belong to women or feminism. Never has. As you point out, it’s a derogatory, violent, disgusting, slur and I personally don’t want to “claim” it as my own, or “be” it. It belongs to misogynists and pornographers. The sex-positive feminists are drinking in today’s porn culture kool-aid and and trying to call it feminism. What next? A Dykewalk? Or a Fagwalk?

    Looking at today’s popular culture I can’t help but think to myself what a total failure the women’s liberation movement has been. Women fought for decades to be treated with respect, and to be considered for our intellect and abilities, and to be more than just hot little sex toys. Now the “sex-positive” feminists are apparently fighting for the right to walk around looking like a porn stars.

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