I hate the term slut-shaming.
Not because I think it’s stupid or should happen, but because of the actual wording for it.
When you call something “slut-shaming”, whether you intend to or not, you’re calling the woman (because let’s be real, slut-shaming is a term almost exclusively used for women) a slut.
When you say it’s “slut-shaming” for a 15 year old girl’s male classmates to harass her because she’s wearing short shorts, you’re calling her a slut.
When you say it’s “slut-shaming” to say a rape victim deserved her rape because she wore a revealing outfit, you’re calling her a slut.
If you can’t see how that’s fucked up, you’re beyond help. While it’s not on the same level, it would make about as much sense if you called homophobia fag-shaming.
I think sex-shaming would be a better term, or even plain old misogyny, because as I said, women are looked down upon for having a lot of sex/showing skin WAY more often than men.
Please be aware that while you may be okay with reclaiming the word slut and calling yourself one, not everyone is. Get over it and be a bit more respectful.
Sex-shaming. For some reason, I couldn’t for the life of me think of another term for slut-shaming, but it’s so simple. Behind this 100%.