Wednesday, October 5, 2011

S-L-U-T is a 4 Letter Word

Sunday ten-oh-two, one in a series of demonstrations objecting to sexual violence was held in New York City. Named ingloriously Slutwalk, people peacefully marched and expressed repugnance at the agressions suffered by ladies and gentlemen throughout the world. Just because a person dresses a certain way does not mean that unwanted intrusions are invited. Or to put in another way, a person should not be blamed for wrongs against her or him by virtue of the way she or he  dresses.

All good... The days have long passed where women or men should be objectified. Regardless of the way a person chooses to express herself or himself vis a vis her or his "outfit", there can be no legitimization of legal wrongdoing against her or him by virtue of that outfit. No assignation of victim responsibility can be applied for sexual assaults and batteries. In short, nobody deserves to be violated!

An aside, an important one at that, needs to be underscored. Men, too, can and are victims of the same sexual predation as women. While the numbers may not be as impressive, Slutwalk has and continues to recognize the plight of males. As might be guessed, the crowd in NYC was multi-gendered.

While the name Slutwalk is a tad off-putting, this movement is genuine. There have already been expressions in Boston, New Dehli and San Francisco. The first walk was in Toronto (4/02/2011), as a result of a loose lipped police constable, Michael Sanguinetti. He indelicately asserted that, "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized". In Italian, sanguinetti could be redefined as bloody-dumb.

The adoption of S-L-U-T is logical, but it has both positive and negative connotations. Nonetheless, the issues surrounding the impropriety of sexual fouls cannot and may not be made any less heinous. The New York City march organizers did consider dropping the "slut", but ultimately chose to go forward with this sobriquet. Perhaps the more enlightened approach would be to defang "slut" in a manner made famous by the comedian Lenny Bruce. Slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slut-slllllll........ Slut is just a four letter word!

And so the beat goes on. It can only be hoped that progress can be made in the struggle to civilize civilization. As often is the case in matters such as these, it's two steps forwards and one backwards. But... a firm and committed resolve will win the day. Any chance for Slutwalk Atlantic City? If so, where's the sign up sheet?

E cosi va!!

A derogatory term.

Refers to a sexually promiscuous person, usually female.

One who engages in sexual activity with a large number of persons, occasionally simultaneously.

Also refers to one who engages in sexual activity outside of a long-term relationship within the duration of said relationship.

These sexual activities include but are not limited to: passionate kissing, manual stimulation of genitalia and/or breasts in the case of a female; oral stimulation of these parts; sexual intercourse.

In some cases, used to refer to a woman who is wearing "skimpy" or tasteless clothing.

Less commonly, used as a derogatory term by one female for another during periods of conflict.

Synonyms: whore, tramp. Derivations: slutty (adj.), sluttier/sluttiest (superlatives). Related Adjectives: easy; immoral; loose; cheap.


1. a girl who has sex but does not enjoy it, who is used by guys and lets them do it. She does not have the self respect to make them stop.

2. a girl who likes sex, so she does it. She probably is not in a relationship, and she equalizes herself to guys by treating sex the same way they do.

The difference between the two examples of what society labels as "sluts" is that one has self respect, the other does not. No one should be called a slut anyway, especially when the name "slut" is a purely judgemental and stereotypical one, and no one really knows the real story behind it all, which is pretty much always the case.


A woman who sleeps with many men.


A female who enjoys performing sexual acts with multiple partners,
a woman with the morals of a man

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