slut shaming
In today’s edition of I Could Not Have Said It Better


I’m going to post the transcript of a video posted on Youtube by John Fugelsang that should go a lot more viral than it has:

“It’s time to talk about sluts. The word ‘slut’ dates back to the 1400s, and it’s come to mean any woman who is promiscuous. And in America, promiscuous has come to mean anybody getting more than you. It’s been used for a long time as an ugly slur, typically out of fear, envy, or whenever a far-sluttier male gets turned down by a hot chick.

“And in spite of the worldwide plague that is the male libido, men who enjoy their sexuality are typically called ‘stud.’ And if you want to know how vicious the sexual double standard is, compare those two words in a thesaurus. Cause it turns out common euphemisms for ‘stud’ include: womanizer, Casanova, Lothario, macho man, charmer, seducer, playboy, lover, he-man, heart-breaker, ladies man, wolf, and smooth operator. Whereas common euphemisms for ‘slut’ include: prostitute, tramp, whore, floozy, hussy, vamp, tart, harlot, piece of tail, mattress, fleshpot, trollop, strumpet, and fallen woman.

“I kind of like some of those words.

“There’s actually no word for male slut. Well, actually there is, but I’ll get to that at the very end of this.

“We are now though, my friends, in the golden age of slut-shaming. A time when the culture, the media, and the men demand women sexualize themselves to prove their value to society but then punish those women if they dare to actually enjoy it.

“Slut shaming is social control of female sexuality.

“Admonishing or attacking women over how they dress, how they love, what they believe; it’s used to smear rape victims, women who want birth control, women who like sex as much as men, or just women who choose to have agency over their own intimate lives. Retrograde hypocrisy usually perpetrated by males who crave female sexuality as long as they can control it.

“I predict ‘slut’ is going to be the next slur word that makes a minority take it back as a symbol of pride, like ‘nerd’ or… other terms I’m not allowed to say on TV.

“Some of the finest people I’ve known have been people these misogynists would call sluts. -Considerate, nice, polite sluts who are kind to children and small animals, give 20% tips, and pay their slutty taxes. They just happen to enjoy sex as much as men tell women they should enjoy sex.

“But of course, the more conservative your religion is, any religion, the more you probably despise women who take control of their lives, have sex with whomever they choose, dress however they like, and are not victims. Well if you don’t like female sexuality, my friends, take it up with the Manufacturer. Because the real Judgment Day may be when the far right Rapture folk and the Jihadists all find out that the sluts went to Heaven and the hypocrites went to Hell.

“I think people who hate sexually-independent women just can’t handle the truth. And the truth is that ‘S.L.U.T.’ is secretly an acronym for Sexually Liberated Unapologetic and Truthful.

“Oh and by the way, there is an actual term for ‘male slut.’ It’s called ‘male.'”

Click here to view the video.