Is it “Shameful” to be a “Slut?”

Now that women have become CEOs of major companies, have become a dominant force in higher education, and have been on the Presidential tickets of both political parties, feminists have set their aim on the last great frontier: the ability to look and act like a slut with impunity. 

In a study designed to show how bigoted even women are against sluts, Tracy Vaillancourt, a psychology professor at the University of Ottawa, and a PhD student, Aanchal Sharma recorded the reactions of women when they were interrupted by the same woman who was dressed in two very different ways:

Half the participants were interrupted by a thin, blond, attractive woman with her hair in a bun, dressed in a plain blue t-shirt and khaki pants, whom the researchers called “the conservative confederate. The other half found themselves in the company of the “sexy confederate,” the same woman, instead wearing a low-cut blouse, a short black skirt, boots, and her hair sexily un-bunned.

The researchers watched the reaction of the women for eye-rolls, body scans, or sarcastic laughing and rated them with same metric Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein used in their experiments: “bitchiness.”

Vaillancourt found women scoffed at the scantily clad woman more than the conservatively dressed woman.  Apparently, women “are threatened by, disapprove of, and punish women who appear and/or act promiscuous.”

This demonstrates for the first time “slut-shaming in an experimental context” and  is bad.  Very bad.

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  • praxagora

    I read this, and wanted to make some snarky comments (mostly about the way that you guys never post about faith and mostly use Patheos as a way to send readers to your other sites) but then I realized that I just feel really, really sorry for you.

  • gene

    Stupid is as stupid does…ever hear that before?
    That cover the sluts approach on life!

  • Iris Lynch

    I have great sympathy for ‘sluts’ as they have been sold a bill of goods, namely that with out the use of their cunt, they are worthless. Of course, that is not true unless they believe it to be true, then they are indeed ‘sluts’ and will only employ one part of their magnificent body and little of their even more miraculous brain…a computer that they alone can ‘program’

    Read my book The Miracle of Self Power and learn how to be the best you can be without prostituting your life.

  • Surprise123

    What the heck does this post have to do with evangelical faith? No references to Biblical passages, whatsoever….
    I guess it’s shameful to be a slut if you, as a woman, feel shamed when thought to be one, or when even when called one. But, otherwise, no.
    Fortunately, the power of slut-shaming has diminished in this world, which means that women are valued for more than just their virginity before marriage, and their sexual fidelity to their husband or status as mother after the wedding.
    However, it’s shocking to me how often women are called “slut” for just speaking their mind in public. For many men, “slut” does not just mean a non-virginal woman before marriage, and a sexually faithful one after the wedding: it means a women who is not demure and submissive.


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