With Halloween in the horizon, people are all abuzz about finding the perfect costume. Recently a fabulous Floridian stated that she always ends up going as a slut due to a variety of factors. Now she didn’t mean she was going to strap on some thigh high boots, red lipstick and a dress the size of a napkin. But for a lot of people that isn’t a single day costume, but a daily life philosophy. In Miami and many other big cities being slutty is becoming the new standard. You want to wear a teeny-tiny spandex dress to class with your ass and boobs hanging out? Why not! Go right ahead…you’ve got ‘em, flaunt ‘em. So when did sluttiness become such a bad thing? Is it bad that it is becoming the standard of society today?
The word first entered the English language in the early 1400s. It appeared as slutte meaning being a dirty woman. This was during a time when sexuality and promiscuity was only acceptable for men. Women today have been working HARD to prove that it is just as acceptable to be sexual and promiscuous if you’re a woman. Women want equality and we’re sure as hell going to get sexual equality. If Suzy wants to sleep with half the football team then why the hell shouldn’t she (assuming she’s using protection of course)?! Women should be able to do anything that they want to especially since men have been able to since the beginning of time. However, there are two important things to note: 1) even if you want to be slutty, be aware of different situations, and 2) there’s a difference between being smart slutty and stupid slutty.
So starting with number one, back to our girl wearing a napkin sized dress to class….there is a time and a place, and class is NOT one of them. Be aware of you environment. If you want to wear that same dress to the clubs in Miami GO FOR IT!! But remove any thought from your mind of wearing that dress to school. In clubs and other nightlife situations you are expected to dressed slutty and look hot (i.e. Halloween). But in school and work settings, dressing that way is just going to convince everyone you lack intelligence and social awareness….nobody is going to take you seriously so dress appropriate to the situation. You can wear a suit and still bang half the football team…but at least then you will be taken seriously. On to the second issue, smart slutty versus stupid slutty. Feel free to try to catch up with history by having sex with anybody and everybody but PLEASE be smart when you do it. Smart slutty are the girls who bring condoms, take birth control and are cautious when out picking up guys to not go home with someone dangerous. Stupid slutty (obviously) are the girls who leave it up to the guy to bring the condom, don’t think they need to be on birth control and get themselves in dangerous situations. So the moral is it is perfectly fine if you want to help make sluttiness the new standard, but please be smart and be aware of varying environments. Modern society can work on changing the definition of slut (or slutte) from negative to positive; create more sexual equality between the genders, and raising awareness of how to be smart slutty.