I just watched a documentary about the four letter word Slut and how it effects everything around us. I’d never put a lot of thought into the word and I’m not sure anyone ever called me it when I was younger although I wouldn’t be surprised. I don’t even think I’ve ever been called the word “slut” to my face other than in a joking way with friends. I was sexually harrassed for having bigger breasts than other kids in middle school so quite possibly others thought I was a slut by the simple fact I was physically more mature than most kids that age.

The most interesting part of the documentary was the 7 words congress considers to be words that should be banned. Those 7 words are:

shit
piss
fuck
cunt
cocksucker
motherfucker
tits

These are the seven forbidden words but they don’t include slut or whore or many other “dirty” words.  I think maybe in some way society thinks words like slut or whore are more deserving to be used on some people than fuck or cocksucker.  The documentary even explained the difference between whore and slut as a whore gets paid for her sexual act and a slut does it for free.

If you’ve seen Sex and the City you’d know that women are trying to prove that it’s okay to express your sexuality and enjoy sex a much as a guy.  The only reason the word slut, in my opinion, is a derogatory word of any kind is because it can only be used negatively towards a woman, not a man.

  • http://lasha4god.livejournal.com Delise

    That’s a very interesting point. I’ve heard the term man-whore before, yet I’ve never heard a man be called a slut. To say a word can be used negatively on all sexes, races, etc makes it non-derogatory is something to think about for sure. I would of loved to see this doc.

    Anyway, I mainly wanted to say I moved to LJ as I noticed you were linking to my blog.

  • http://fragilemusings.net Robin

    Hi Delise, thanks so much for stopping by. You should definitely see the documentary, it was very interesting.

  • http://sappychick.wordpress.com Carla

    I think those words are also part of a George Carlin skit on profanity on TV. He also expands the list, but I can’t remember which ones he adds.

    It’s pretty hilarious.

  • http://fragilemusings.net Robin

    Carla – actually they mentioned that in the documentary.

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