Posts tagged "slut"

Girl Talk: I Use Birth Control For Health Reasons

One spring afternoon when I was in high school in New York City, I had a bizarre health scare. A friend and I had been lounging by the Hudson River pretending to read and philosophize but really gossiping about our schoolmates — acting exactly our age.

That afternoon, I had miserable symptoms as I alway…

By: Sarah Marian Seltzer / March 9, 2012

Get Your “Sluts For Obama” Slanket Right Here

Fact I’m Struggling To Come To Grips With: there is a “Sluts For Obama” slanket. A slanket, you guys! But what we really need to know is if two or more sluts can fit inside. [CafePress.com/SlutsForObama]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

Flowchart: Are You A Slut?

Not sure if you’re what Rush Limbaugh considers a slut? Mother Jones has put together this handy flowchart which should clear up any confusion for you. (Hint: if you have a vagina, things aren’t looking good.) [Mother Jones]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 6, 2012

Jon Stewart Takes On Rush Limbaugh Over “Slut” Slur

Jon Stewart took on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” slur on last night’s show and put it best, as always: “Personally, I don’t get too worked up by the things Rush Limbaugh says because he is, and has been for many years, a terrible person.” This is so amazing, I have nothing better to say than put your…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

Patricia Heaton Attacks Sandra Fluke Over Twitter

 I know you were all breathlessly waiting to hear what Patricia Heaton, who played the wife on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” had to say about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke’s public comments regarding birth control coverage under health care reform. (More background here and here.) But unfortunately for you, Heaton has deleted all of her tweet…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

Sandra Fluke Talks Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Slut’ Smear On “The View”

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law student who was called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by Rush Limbaugh last week, appeared on “The View” this morning. She utterly floored me with her articulation, composure and professionalism.  

Three weeks ago, Fluke was barred from testifying to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committe about…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2012

Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh After He Calls Woman “Slut” On Air

UPDATE, 3/3/12 at 6:30p.m: Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on his web site today to Sandra Fluke, a young woman he referred to earlier this week as a “slut” and “prostitute” during a discussion about birth control. In his apology, Limbaugh said:
“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2012

Sandra Fluke Will Not “Be Silenced” By Misogynist Blowhards Like Rush Limbaugh

“I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names. Initially you’re stunned but then, very quickly, you’re outraged because this is, historically, the kind of language that is used to silence women, especially women who stand up and say that these are their reproductive health care need…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2012

The 10 Proudest Sluts Of 2011

Slut. It’s an ugly word, isn’t it? Especially when it’s flung at you by some jerk who thinks the worst way he can insult a woman is by impugning her reputation. (Newsflash: it isn’t.)

But lots of unapologetically sexual ladies don’t let “slut” be a pejorative. Instead, they say, “Judgment be damned!” and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 29, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Be Careful, Trick-Or-Treating Sluts!

Be careful, trick-or-treating sluts, because you might get raped! A conservative think tank-er named Charlotte Allen penned a piece for the Los Angeles Times about — I think? — how women shouldn’t tease men with skimpy outfits and then complain when we get raped. Or it might be about crazy, irrational feminists get upset by…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2011

9 Proud Sluts In History

Here at The Frisky, we love sluts. When did being in charge of your sexuality become a bad thing? The word first appeared in the English language in the early 1400s as “slutte,” with the meaning being a dirty or slovenly woman. Today, nothing about being a slut has to be off-putting, given the proper…

By: Rachel Krause / October 19, 2011

Today’s Lady News: MSNBC Suspends Commentator One Week Without Pay For “Slut” Comments

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was suspended for one week for calling talk radio host Laura Ingraham a “slut” twice on air. Sigh. There are many ways to call out Ingraham for her backwards politics. Calling her a slut shouldn’t be one of them. [The Wrap]
How much good did Oprah Winfrey do in her 25 year…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2011

Kelly Osbourne Would Rather Be A Bitch Than A Slut

“This is something that my mom taught me when we [were] growing up in the industry and I don’t know how to word this, but you’re either a slut or a bitch, and I would rather be a bitch. I don’t want to, like, be a bulldog or anything. But I do get that from…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 20, 2011

Kat Dennings In “Daydream Nation”: It’s Like “Easy A,” But Darker

Easy A,” starring Emma Stone, was a fun flick about a girl branded as a “slut” in high school. Funny it ’twas, but realistic? Not quite. “Daydream Nation” (which hits theaters on April 15 in Canada and May 6 in the U.S.) looks a hell of a lot more realistic. Kat Dennings stars a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2011

Activists To March On Toronto For A “SlutWalk”

All women are responsible for their own rapes, duh, which is why a Toronto police officer brilliantly advised the female students of Osgoode Hall Law School in January that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” Yeah, a cop actually offered that as a “safety tip.” In response to thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Toronto Cop Says Don’t Dress Like A “Slut”

A cop speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto suggested a woman could prevent sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.” Also, men could prevent sexual assault by not sexually assaulting women. It’s that easy! [Excalibur]
Attention, men who like to “mansplain”: here are the things you can and can’t get away with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2011

Why I Like Being Called A Slut In Bed

I get called a “slut” all the time. My friend Ashley calls me a slut like it’s my name: “Slut!” The Frisky staff calls each other sluts when we divulge our sexual escapades. Internet commenting trolls call me a slut fairly regularly (and a “bitch”, and a c-word, and plenty of other foul things). I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Duke Greeks Hosted Slutty Halloween Parties

Two Greek societies at Duke University sent Halloween party invitations to students that some say are inappropriate. Fraternity Sigma Nu implored women to dress as “a slutty nurse, a slutty doctor, a slutty schoolgirl, or just a total slut,” while Alpha Delta Pi’s email read, “Dear bitches, I mean witches.” (Note: Alpha Delta Pi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2010

What’s Wrong With Dressing Slutty On Halloween?

Yes, we’ve all heard that “Mean Girls” quote about how Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut. And I’ll admit that the “sexy costume” craze has led to some weird combinations, like Sexy Chewbacca and Sexy Skunk. But every year, in the weeks leading up to our…

By: Emily McCombs / October 25, 2010