During this WAH roundtable we discussed “The Slut Rule.” As it’s explained in the movie Mean Girls, “In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.” This was a jumping off point for conversation and sharing experiences that coincide with this unspoken rule.
One of the common question that kept coming up was: who calls girls sluts (other girls? guys? people who don’t fit the dichotomy?) The connotation of the word slut, and how girls that are perceived as “sluts” are shamed about this. Slut-shaming is loosely defined as criticizing a woman for her presumed (or actual) sexual activity. It also coincides with the way *we* judge women by the way that they dress. Why do we do this? Ultimately, this discussion lead to many many questions and fully understanding why this occurs requires a lot of discussion and understanding the real life experiences of women.
Keep the discussion going with us! Join us for our next roundtable Wednesday, November 18th at 7PM.