Wed, Nov 5th - 11:25AM
Ever feel like you've been discriminated against just because you're more sexually active? Its an unfair double standard that women are called sluts just because they act like a man.
"We are even beginning to reclaim
sexist insults; the feminist punk bands of the 90s, collectively known
as the Riot Grrrls, challenged traditional interpretations of the word
‘slut’ when they wrote it on their own bodies, and pop icons like
Courtney Love and Madonna deliberately sexualise themselves to play
with and subvert society’s virgin/whore complex." - Natasha Forrest.
"Our world developed as a patriarchy
and, as such, women were relegated to the realm of sex objects, a fact
which has disadvantaged our sex for millenia and continues to do so." - Natasha Forrest.
[T]he general idea that objectification
of women = bad is a given in much feminist discussion. What some of
these feminists fail to acknowledge is that self-objectification is an
integral part of female heterosexuality. Whether it be shopping for
underwear or dancing at a club, most of us get a thrill at the thought
of being desired by men." - Natasha Forrest.