“Slut” is not a word I use a lot, personally. I don’t care for the sound of it. I almost never use “cunt” for the same reason: it’s an ugly-sounding, ugly-used little word. When I wish to defame a woman’s reputation (and oh, if I had a nickel for every time I’ve done that), I stick with the poetic “promiscuous trollop.” The archaic usage almost gives the impression of a complement.
Aside from the sound, the logic of “slut” always confused me, no matter what person uses it. As I understand it, a boy uses “slut” to mean “girl who does what I want her to do.” I have never understood that. If you want girls to have sex with you, why would you punish and mock them for doing so? Why wouldn’t you celebrate her? Continue reading