Weirdest thing today, i was walking home from the bus stop along the main road and a random chick in some p plater’s car screamed out ‘SLUT’ and proceeded to flip me the bird. Can i just point out, I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHO THIS GIRL IS!
Honestly i do not see the point in slut-shaming someone you don’t know who for all you know is some conservative prude (not saying i am but, you never know). Of course this propelled my mind to the though of, why would someone call me or anyone for any matter a slut, unless they slept with your boyfriend/husband whats the point, i although can not deny that i have done a fair share of slut-shaming but to be truthful i think the majority of people have.
The actual definition of slut is “a sexually promiscuous woman, or a woman with loose sexual morals" Although the ultimate origin of the word "slut" is unknown, it first appeared in the english language in 1402 as slutte, with the meaning “a dirty, untidy, or slovenly (messy) woman”. Even earlier, British poet Geoffrey Chaucer used the word sluttish (c. 1386) to describe a slovenly man; however, later uses appear almost exclusively associated with women. The modern sense of a slut dates back to at least 1450. “Slut” and “slutishness” are even found in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”.
Through all form of modern and classic literature we can clearly see that the use of “Slut” is reserved for sexually immoral women, then why is it so prevalent in modern society for girls and even guy to girls is this word so widely accepted? My whole questioning of this is brought on only because of this stupid person incorrectly using a word to insult someone she doesn’t even know, what is the point of it all?
I’m going to part with the wise words of Tina Fey in the film ‘Mean Girls’.
"You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it ok for guys to call you sluts and whores"
Okay, so truth be told I suck at writing, I’m not great at having anything interesting to say either. but hey maybe some other randoms out there will empathise with me.
So this week is already turing out just great and its only Monday! I have a Studies of Religion assignment due on Friday and being me I try to start but unfortunately my tendency to procrastinate kicks in and here I am about 20 minutes later writing a blog just so i can get out of writing about how Cathedrals related to the Catholic faith and Synagogues for the Jewish.
But seriously I’m not that crap at school but it just sucks ass, I mean how can sitting in a class room for 75 minutes, learning pythagorus theorem or how the movie The Truman Show effectively coneys the idea of journey, has anything to do with life once your out of school. Seriously most of us don’t know how to pay insurance on our cars, change a tire or even have a successful job interview, what do the expect us to say in an interview for example; “sorry i don’t have great communication skills cause i was told to be quiet in all my classes, but i can calculate the trajectory of this pencil if I throw it down at this desk at a specific angle’?!
And then there’s the people at school, I know most people at our school will say that there is absolutely no cliques, but what school doesn’t have them, for people like me who sit back and watch its basically glaringly obvious, what the hell do you mean there’s no cliques, some of us just get along with most people but you still sit with your group of friends and so do I, that is a freaking clique! And at the risk of sounding ridiculously cliched the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in most aspects, you look at some of these girls, mothers and its them in 20 years, no doubt, I hope I’m not like my mum, don’t get me wrong I love her and all, but she is so old fashioned and somewhat controlling, I’m never going to tell her that because of my psychological need to please the adults in my life, but there’s nothing stopping me from thinking it.
Well thanks for letting me rant