Chris Noth Says Carrie Bradshaw Was “Such A Whore” And My Eyes Just Rolled Out Of My Damn Head

Rumors abound about the possibility of a third “Sex and the City” movie, so now Christ Noth (aka Mr. Big) is being interviewed and saying dumb shit. I can’t comment on Noth’s history of saying dumb shit in interviews because I don’t generally pay attention to “Sex and the City” news, but this interview excerpt is pretty notable:

“One of the things I tell people is that he never tried to pretend he was anything other than what he was. It was [Carrie] who tried to pretend he was something he wasn’t. He was always honest about himself — he never cheated on her. The relationship just didn’t work, and he went on to get married while she went on to … how many boyfriends did she have? She was such a whore! [laughs] There’s a misconception that Carrie was a victim of him, and that’s not the case — she was a strong, smart woman.”

Kevin O’Keefe does a good job of looking at the ways in which this is a logically fucked-up thing to say: Mr. Big cheated with Carrie and slept with plenty of women, so what the hell, and also the “strong, smart woman” comment is just a way to get a pass after calling Carrie a whore. But let’s look at another two points: First, in this version of reality, marriage imbues a morality that erases any perceived past moral indiscretions, because apparently marriage licenses are made of unicorn fur and the blood of pixies. Second, there’s a portion of the online Red Pill/MRA/anti-woman community (that I’m not going to link to) that claims that women use “serial monogamy” as a way to be sluts without compromising their personal sense of “sexual virtue.” I know, I want to vomit at that, too. Or, in other words, women are such whores for having lots of boyfriends! Good to know that it’s not just the online crazies who think that.

I’m not going to be like “She wasn’t a whore!” in defense of Carrie Bradshaw because like the word slut, “whore” means nothing to me other than “female” and “has sex” and those things are neither morally good or bad to me, either on their own or in combination. They just are what they are, kind of like Mr. Big, I guess.

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