Being called a slut...
I recently watched "Sluts: A Documentary" on youtube. It brought back memories of the first time I was called a slut as a young person and I sat and cried. Today, high school girls use the word as a term of endearment almost. I know morals have relaxed as time goes on. Society is appalled by the comfortable sexuality of young people, but I think it can be a good thing. Everyone has a sexuality.
As an adult, I live in a rural area and am quite the talk because I do yardwork in a tank top and shorts. (Oh my god!) I 've heard snide little comments and just let them slide. But one day last summer in our little local store, a big mouthed old fuck of a neighbor thought he was quite the funny guy. In front of a group of people he said to me, "I almost didn't know you with clothes on!" Everyone laughed. I looked at him in disbelief and I felt like I was seriously capable of hurting him. I'm not the type to lose my temper but I said, "You know, people don't look unless they like what they see. If I had a wife with a horse face I'd look at me too!" Because I take care of myself, I'm more or less a slut? I wanted to say fuck you and fuck you and hey, over there fuck you too. I'm a nice person and would never intentionally hurt anyone's feelings. If I'm a slut, fine- it doesn't bother me now. Slut pride!
Now that I feel better, has being called a slut as a young person shaped your life?