Slut Shaming

Yo Kayne, whats good?

How’s those 30 showers going? Wash all that stupid off yet?

Kayne West dated Amber Rose in 2009, before marrying Kim Kardashian. I like West for his music, not his personality. West dated Rose for almost a year before they slit up. After this West did a radio Interview with ‘The Breakfast Club’ radio program. It was on that interview that he degrades Rose at her expense, getting cheap laughs for the interviewers. Here is a clip from the interview:

Understandably Rose was upset. She has the label given to her as a ‘slut’. But what makes a person supposedly a slut? I say person and not women as men are also labeled too. Though not nearly as much as women are.

Slut has become an insult that people seem to use to describe someone who they do not like to ranging to a sexually active person.

Slut is not a thing.

Wearing a short skirt, nope not a slut.

Letting a stranger buy you a drink but not going home with them, not a slut.

Having consensual sex, oh still doesn’t make you a slut.

Having the freedom and choice after so many years of not being able to chose our own rights, women are embracing that the social stigma of being free and allowed to make their choices. Expecting that these choices will not hod them back.

Except they still are. Name calling, especially out on social media is not tolerable. And West shouldn’t have been allowed to get away with it.

But Rose was not about to let that happen. She held a Slut Walk recently in Los Angeles, hoping to break the stigma that women who have been called sluts are in fact not. Wearing a short, tight black dress surely fuelled the haters on describing her outfit as ‘slutty’. But that’s the point of a slut walk. To claim back bodies and people who have been bullied and abused to believe that they are a slut.

As Rose puts it ‘people are ignorant’. And that’s exactly what this is, people are ignorant. Labelling with a title that is discriminatory isn’t going to help anyone. No matter who it is or what they do.

Slut not a thing. By making informed choices about your lifestyle doesn’t make you anything expect a person.

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