Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Bitch Or A Slut?

Apparently a number of men have assigned themselves a task reserved for those with a degree in Anthropology. They have taken to categorizing women into two groups.  If she is physically attractive (wears make-up, stylish clothing etc.) is friendly, at least somewhat receptive to attention from or communication with men, she is a “slut.” If she has a “type A” personality, is career-oriented, opinionated or simply a “slut” who is not receptive to attention from or communication with men she is a “bitch.”  

These experts have wisely deduced the need for certain protocols on how to interact with each group. Naturally “sluts” should be leered at, groped, and cat-called. They expect and accept sexual advances of both the aggressive and suggestive nature. On the other hand, “bitches” require a more hostile approach and ought to be bullied, belittled, and discredited. As this group is not receptive to sexual advances, it is best to make them feel unattractive so as to discourage the notion that they can choose with whom they interact sexually.
Often real life examples are the best illustrations. Consider Logan, a tall attractive woman. One afternoon she was involved in a fender bender. While exchanging information in the presence of a police officer, a truck full of college-age males passed by and noticed her stylish figure and long dark hair. “Choke on my dick!!” They yelled. Logan looked to the officer for help; he laughed saying he had enough paperwork to fill out on the accident. This incident is typical for “sluts.” 

Consider “Olivia,” a petite attractive young woman. During a night out with friends she was approached by a man approximately her own age. He mistakenly treated her like a “slut,” touching her on the stomach and asking if she wanted to dance. Olivia brushed away his hand and proceeded on with indifference. “Fuck you, you ugly fucking bitch!” he yelled and continued to stand nearby. A friend of Olivia’s who heard the exchange, stood in between the two and told him to walk away. “Fuck you! I don’t know you bitch!” was his reply. This incident is typical for “bitches.” 

Both the categorization and the interactions that follow are barbaric and reprehensible. If a woman were under the legal age, it would be outrageously inappropriate for her to endure either characterization. If a woman were the mother, sister, cousin or wife of one of these scientific experts he would be livid and bent on retribution, perhaps even violently so. If a woman is of a certain age and not a personal acquaintance then she is vulnerable to disrespect; her treatment is akin to that of a blow-up doll or a “pocket pussy.”  

Women are not inanimate objects. They are living, breathing, feeling human beings with the same dreams, abilities and rights as any man. Only moral degenerates and dim-witted sexists think otherwise.  As a post-Suffrage society, we ought to be embarrassed that we have allowed such deplorable behavior to continue. It must be condemned until it is eradicated and women are free to walk down the street without being harassed, and are able to deny an advance without being insulted. 

I may be affectionate and attractive but I am not a slut. I may be driven and powerful but I am not a bitch. I am a glorious being with the ability to bring forth life. I am a woman and that is all I wish to be called.