Stop Slut Shaming Me, English Language!

Because I have a vagina, I am called a woman, but because I am a sexual woman, I am called a slut. Or worse. And when I say “I,” I speak for many women. Not all women, but all of the women who have been called sluts, whores and bitches.

Bitch has a different connotation, of course. We are called bitches for asserting ourselves. Assertive men are leaders. Assertive women are bitches, or at least called bossy. But when we’re in the full power of our womanhood and we’re not holding back for fear of being judged, aren’t we all really bitchy sluts at heart? Because wouldn’t we all like to assert ourselves and wouldn’t we all like to take as much pleasure in our sexuality as we can?

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