I recently said, “three cheers for slutty Pocahontas costumes.” to which a friend of mine replied, “You mean sexy. Don’t be an oppressor.” My defense was that I was slut celebrating, not slut shaming. To my mind, there’s nothing wrong with sluts, but I can see how it has negative connotations for people with less flexible definitions. So, I’m going to stop using the word until I’m certain I’m in control of its inference. Is that right?
Considering your friend called you an oppressor for using the word “slut” as opposed to an oppressor for culturally appropriating Native American dress, I’d say she’s a humorless cunt without a sense of irony.
Happy Halloween, sluts.
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