Broader efforts to "reclaim" the word — via marches like SlutWalksfor instance — have largely failed. It's any of us, and all of us — especially those of us who step out of line in some way real or imaginary. It seems the the only hard and fast rule is that you have to be a woman. The accusation doesn't have to be that explicit to have real power. She's a sexual person! So, what's a "slut", then?
Rape and sexual assault SlutWalks Feminism Protest comment.
What makes a slut? The only rule, it seems, is being female
Women's value and morality are closely — though wrongly — tied to their sexuality. And in that way, the real meaning of "slut" is terrifyingly clear. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. So, what's a "slut", then? It's any of us, and all of us — especially those of us who step out of line in some way real or imaginary. In another example, the American Medical Association breathlessly released a study in with the headline "Sex and Intoxication More Common Among Women on Spring Break", intended to warn women about their "risky" behavior while on break — but there was nothing about the men the majority of these young women would supposedly be having all this drunken sex with.