Slut Shaming.

What is this?  This is the newest and oldest thing going around.

This has been happening forever. It the same double standard that has always existed: Guy who have a lot of sexual partners are called studs. Girls who have a lot of sexual partners are called sluts.

This conversation has been spoken about in DVD’s such as the Purity myth, and have been debated all over the world. This theory has created websites that men post pictures of women they have slept with on the first date (mind you the men also slept with the women on the first date…making them no better) and a whole assortment of blogs, youtube videos, etc talking about a slut. Even Rush Limbaugh got on the band wagon a few months ago when a woman stated her birth control pills should be covered by her health insurance. This theory has created things such as Female Gential Mutilation, as well as witch burning in the 1600’s, 1700’s, and 1800’s here in America.

In response, there have been numerous speak outs during the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and even into the modern era with the “Slut Walks” that have grown popularity in the recent years. These “Slut Walks” are women wearing whatever they want, especially items of clothing that have been decided to be “slutty”. the point of these walks is that…Rape is not caused by the way women are dressed, rape is caused because of Rapists!

Women and men can wear whatever they want, and it ‘s ok and they shouldn’t be shamed or assaulted because of it.

In conjunction with this, a person should be able to have as many sexual partners as they feel like, and none should judge anyone for this. As long as there is no abuse, violence, or disrespect….the number of sexual partners is null and void.

A 13 year old professional youtuber (she’s been doing it for 2 years, that’s longer than many people in their 20’s can hold a job) has decided something must be said about this Slut Shaming.

My question…if she gets it, why can’t everyone else?

 

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