United States slut wife

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Women who have slept with 10 men have been called sluts. Women who have slept with one man have been called sluts. Women who have never had sex have been called sluts. Eleven-year-old girls have been called sluts. Laura Ingraham was called a slut by Ed Schultz, simply because she was politically conservative. Sandra Fluke was called a slut by Rush Limbaugh, simply because she supported access to birth control.

Unfortunately, that meaning was lost on some readers—in particular, a journalist and conservative commentator named Robert Stacy McCain. He incorrectly interpreted my statement to mean that I wanted to engage in promiscuous activity, and that other people were not allowed to have their own opinions about my behavior. However, in the comments section below, it appears that Robert Stacy McCain would actually risk that danger. I cannot deny that I am disgusted by his spiteful comments.

However, I am also grateful. It is people like McCain who give me the motivation, the drive, and the passion to continue writing about gender inequality. It is people like him who make me realize just how real the gender double standards are, even at this day and age, and just how important the feminist movement is.

It is ironic that McCain, in writing this blog post, presented such an excellent real-world example of exactly the type of double-standard phenomenon I wrote about in my op-ed. In response to my innocuous statement about the societal double standard regarding male and female sexuality, McCain attacked me for being sexually promiscuous.

It seems that accusing me of excessive sexual activity was the easiest way for McCain to smear my reputation and discredit my opinion. This is, sadly, true for all women in our society. The fastest way to bring down a woman—any woman, of any age, for any reason—is by calling her a slut.

Men of different political stripes such as Ed Schultz and Rush Limbaugh employed this method in dealing with women they disagreed with. Even women use this term against other women, as a way to tear down someone they envy or dislike. The same, however, does not hold true for men. She seems to put more emphasis on her sex life than on her education and career. Sounds a little skewed to me. You know what sounds a little skewed to me? Somehow, male sexuality seems less dangerous, less taboo, and less inappropriate than female sexuality.

While I am glad that McCain has embraced his sexuality, I wish that he and the rest of our society would extend the same courtesy to me. If he is allowed to be a sexual being, then why am I not allowed to be one? Why do women get shamed for their sexuality when men do not? This double standard is exemplified in the words we use to describe those who have multiple sexual partners.

Slut-shaming, as a phenomenon, is uniquely directed towards women. It is defined as the idea of shaming women for being sexual, having multiple sexual partners, acknowledging sexual feelings, or acting upon those sexual feelings. In other words, we shame women for acting as sexual subjects, rather than the sexual objects they are expected to be. Sexual objects are the sexy female models whose breasts, butts, and legs are used to sell things like milk, deodorant, and cars.

They are meant to turn other people on; they are not meant to be turned on themselves. In our society, we expect women to be sexual objects. Women are meant to be sexy to other people, but they are not meant to enjoy sex themselves. Sexual subjects, on the other hand, have sexual desires, pursue sex, and enjoy sex. Sound familiar? Women who choose to act as sexual subjects are the very same ones we call sluts. I became a slut. I want to live in a world where women can simply admit that yes, they want sex just as much as anyone else.

For centuries, female sexuality has been repressed and controlled. What husband would want a wife who has already slept with another man? Therefore, the control of female sexuality was central to the patriarchy. In describing the patriarchy, I use the past tense because, though it still exists, it no longer manifests itself so overtly in places like the United States. However, for many girls and women in other parts of the world, this is still very much so their reality. Though time has passed and things have largely improved for women in places like the United States, vestiges of the patriarchy still remain in our customs and habits—and while some are harmless, others are considerably less so.

We continue to wear white at weddings, we continue to have fathers escort the brides down the aisle, we continue to hold purity balls —but most importantly, we continue to slut-shame. We, as a society, can do better. And we, as individuals, can definitely do better. As long as people like Robert Stacy McCain continue to uphold outmoded sexist values and reinforce double standards, you can bet there will be people like me and, hopefully, you challenging those beliefs and working towards a world of greater gender equality—a world where sexuality is embraced as a natural and wonderful thing, not targeted as a source of shame, for men and women alike.

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