To improve your visit to our site, take a minute and upgrade your browser. This piece originally appeared on newstatesman. What does empowerment look like for young women today? Cyrus responded, as she usually does, by sticking out her tongue and taking off her clothes. Annie Lennox is disturbed by porny music videos. Whose camp are you in? And who is being exploited—apart from the millions of readers who have flicked guiltily through endless snaps of Miley Cyrus in her scanties just to check how shocking they really are? Nobody has covered themselves in glory in this insalubrious episode. Nor the rest of us, the clickbait hunters and tabloid outrage merchants rubbing our hands with glee.
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Slut is generally a term for a woman or girl who is considered to have loose sexual morals or who is sexually promiscuous. The first recorded use of the word was a reference to a man, in Geoffrey Chaucer 's The Canterbury Tales , in which he is referring to the man's untidy appearance. Slut-shaming is a related term, referring to the act of drawing attention to a person's promiscuous behavior for the purpose of shaming them socially. From the late 20th century, there have been attempts to reclaim the word, exemplified by various SlutWalk parades, and some individuals embrace the title as a source of pride. The common denotative meanings are a sexually promiscuous woman,  or "an immoral or dissolute woman; prostitute. Similar terms used for men are cad , rake , male slut , man whore , himbo , womanizer , stud , and player. Although the ultimate origin of the word slut is unknown, it first appeared in Middle English in as slutte AHD , with the meaning "a dirty, untidy, or slovenly woman". It was used to describe a woman as dirty, or refer to her as a prostitute, harlot, or immoral woman. The word slut also took a similar form around the same era in the Norwegian language as "slutr" sleet, also known as an impure liquor.
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Top definition. Slut-Shaming sex. Where it's wrong to call a girl a skank for showing off her tits, ass, and camel toe in public; but a man is automatically pervert , a creep, or a potential rapist for getting a public erection after being aroused by previously mentioned skank. Bro 1: Dude, did you see that girls ass hanging out? Bro 2: Yeah dude, did you see her tits popping out in that low cut shirt? Bro 1: Hell yeah!
But in this context, the word slut feels important. Like a kind of reclaiming. In a essay published in the Wall Street Journal last week, a male academic went on at quite some length about how women giving sex up to men too easily was the reason that they were ending up unmarried. Women have sexual desire. Men have emotional needs. I got engaged at 24 and married earlier this year at Before I met my husband, I was a bit of a slut. I had flings, I had one night stands, I had sex. I went to fetish clubs and sex parties and took naked pictures and posted them online.