I was listening to some podcast or other today that discussed why promiscuous men are considered “studly” while promiscuous women are considered “slutty”, and had the thought “well, obviously because for a man to sleep with lots of women represents an accomplishment requiring skill/charm/money/whatever, while for a woman to sleep with lots of men requires nothing more than willingness.”

I dunno if that explanation holds water nowadays. I feel like the studly/slutty tag has less to say about the person it’s being applied to and more to say about the perceived targets of that person’s amorous efforts. And obviously this does not take people with non-hetero preferences into account. Or does it?

I submit for discussion.


~ by oberon the fool on March 8, 2011.

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