Slut Shaming

  

 

A few months ago, Amber Rose took to Twitter to announce that she would be leading her very own  “SlutWalk,” which began in Canada in 2011 to protest the rape of women based on their appearance.  She has invited any and everyone, including Khloe Kardashian, to join her in a march for a woman’s right to dress and look however she wants, without being accused of being, well, a slut. 

 Webster’s definition of a “slut” is a promiscuous woman, a prosititute. In my opinion, that is a pretty broad definition, especially considering the fact that this word gets thrown around like a cheap rug. There is a big difference between a woman that wears a bodycon dress to a party and a woman that wears a bodycon dress to stand on the corner. The dress is clearly not the issue. 

What’s most disturbing about this entire situation is that women do the most slut shaming to each other. We consider each other to be competition, always judging and critiquing one another. Picking each other apart in order to find every little flaw. Judging each other based on low-cut blouses, tight dresses and short skirts. 

We are our own worst enemy. 

So, what would happen if we stopped putting each other down and started working together to build each other up? 

What if instead of throwing around the words slut and whore and ho because of how a woman is dressed, or how she walks, or how she talks, we follow the age old advice of, if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all? 

What if instead of body bashing and self-hating, we spend some time loving our thighs and not giving our bodies such a hard time? 

What if we all banded together and determined that a woman doesn’t have to be married with kids by 30 in order to be validated? 

What if we just loved ourselves and loved each other? Would that be so wrong? 

Until next time pretty girl. 

  

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