Monday, May 25, 2009

Why do men have double standards?

Why do men have double standards?

Why is it that when they are promiscous, its STUD LIKE.(Really?!?!?) but the women they use are termed sluts.Or does this term only gets in use for women.In todays modern times women having more than one sexual partner should be looked down upon and men still beconsidered "players" for having sex with more than one woman

It’s just one word… but it is sexist, discriminative, and extremely powerful. Being labeled a ‘slut’ can destroy a woman’s self-perception, irrevocably tarnish her reputation and even drastically alter her destiny. The male equivalent – stud, player or stallion – though often equally fictitious, can be a ticket to respect and admiration. Even with the prevalence of today’s, booty-shaking videos and the numbing impact of Sex in the City, “slut” still has the power to insult and degrade like no other word in the English language. If words are to be banned based on the power to inflict harm, then slut should be near the top of the list. But the focus instead should be on how to remove the power from the word itself.

All women and men who really respect women (not just for the Rhetoric) please contribute and comment!

1 comment:

  1. Slut- The word should not be banned- Stud in turn should be banned- Stud turns a man to a "simple good looking animal" thus giving him right to do anything animalistic!

    Slut- the only derogatory about the word is that the word goes against the society who invented "marriage"!
    It is acceptable to all other forms of society- It is similar to calling daylight good and night bad or fire being good and water being bad. Nothing wrong with Sex- Just keep it safe- Marriage stopped spread of disease but fanatic way fee sex was scrubbed off from society is still visible with peoples opposition to word slut! !