Oh, Grazia.

2014-07-17 20:20

Why do we even care to define a slut? Why does it occur to us that we can call someone that... What makes people think that they can open a discussion about calling someone a slut. Why does it became okay to create such a dialogue?

My current thoughts are clouded by a tweet that Grazia South Africa sent out. The women's publications posed a question asking, "What is it that makes a girl a slut? Is it the way she dresses? What she says? What she does? And..."

Women. We are of different races, sizes, values, morals and generally different preferences. The said criteria for judging these supposed "sluts" included, how a women speaks, dresses and what she does. Correct me if I'm wrong, these people will consider someone a slut based on how a woman articulates herself?? And these are women in particular that are setting up this platform for judgement? On how the rest of us speak, dress or do.

I then wonder, what type of empowerment for women are we fighting for. What degree of freedom do we offer one another as women?

For the most part, I must admit... I am baffled. It's one thing for one person to make the mistake of tweeting something stupid. It's another when a group of people tweet something disgraceful. Because now, these are combined minds and you mean to tell me that not a single one of those people cared to mention that posing such a question to the populace is plain wrong?

Don't we have enough women bashing each other? And instead of trying to counter such behaviour we have now created a platform for it? Can we rather just not call each other names?!

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