Grow your vocabulary

sookie-m:

Why can’t people just say, “she engages in a lot of sex.” in a matter of fact way instead of saying, “she’s a slut.” do they not know what negative connotations are associated with the word slut? What the hell is so terribly wrong about being a female who enjoys sex? I’ve permanently deleted these words that are specifically meant to bring girls down from my vocabulary. I really wish not to perpetuate shame.

In theory, I agree.

The trouble is whether I choose to use a word or not—the word persists; and those who use it further stigmatize its connotation through their use.

Why can’t we ditch the bullshit shaming of female sexuality and reclaim the word? Its been done before.

Here’s a wonderful example:

source: http://safecampaign.tumblr.com/post/19741136475

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