The Spartan Chronicles Campbell High School Smyrna, GA
Issue Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 Issue: 2 Spring 2013 Last Update: Monday, April 29, 2013

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Today I logged on to Facebook and the first thing I saw is a picture posted by one of my friends. Are you serious? I have come to the end of my rope with this ridiculous new trend. I am usually the kind of person who never makes remarks about stuff like this, but really all this girl on girl hate has to stop. 

What defines a “slut” exactly?

Is there a length of skirt, which makes me a prude and I cut off two inches and BAM suddenly, I am a slut?

Does my “slut status” change from when its winter and I am in a coat to when its summer and I wear a bikini?

How about if I am intimate with one man? Or two? Or twenty? Or a woman? Or both? If I’m a virgin? If I have sex outside of marriage? If I’m a teen mom?  If I am sexually active? If I have male friends? If I send dirty text messages? If I have sex recreationally? If I use birth control? If I am flirtatious? If I go clubbing on the weekends? If I say out-loud that I like sex?

If I am a woman?

And it is sad to admit but all those characteristics could get me labeled as “a slut.” And all those attributes give people “the right” to dehumanize us?

It is upsetting when I see society throwing harsh words at females for being open with their sexuality. Why can't we be curious or confident about our sexuality? Why can't we parade around showing off parts of our bodies?

Men do it all the time and do they are criticized for it. Hell no.

I personally applaud girls who display their body parts. What a lot of people don’t understand is that in this society where we are taught to hate so much about our bodies, it takes a lot of courage to put ourselves out there like that. Society has brainwashed us to think that since we are females we shouldn't do certain things because, well, it's "slutty."

Like … “Oh a girl should never go to a party and get drunk. It's not ladylike and it's completely trashy.”

And just because I love my body and I don't live my life according to your double standards of morality doesn't mean I'm a bad person or that I don't respect myself or that I don't have morals.

The way I dress and how I express my sexuality doesn't determine what kind of individual I am.

Just because you don't agree with it, doesn't mean I have to change my personal expression and sense of self to please you.

And it definitely does not give you the right to make assumptions about me and dehumanize me.


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