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Are the terms "slut" and "*****" inherently sexist?

#1Silencer SPosted 7/22/2013 8:54:51 PM
"*****" being "whore"

Or are they just critical of certain lifestyle choices, with no real sexist or misogynist implications?

In reality, the terms are generally only applied to women (though you'll occasionally hear the term "man whore" etc), and it seems like sexual promiscuity is more frowned upon for women than men.

Both men and women use the terms pretty frequently. In my experience, girls call each other "sluts"/"whore" very frequently, evidently expressing disgust and/or disapproval of sexual promiscuity. Men call women these same terms too, usually as an insult.
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#2atmasabrPosted 7/22/2013 8:57:06 PM
They're not inherently sexist.

They're sexist because of the double-standard in which they are used, with either no male equivalent, or a male equivalent that suggests something more innocuous.
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#3MondoCapitaIistPosted 7/22/2013 9:01:52 PM
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#4atmasabrPosted 7/22/2013 9:02:43 PM
MondoCapitaIist posted...
a key that opens a ton of locks is a master key, a lock opened by many keys probably has herpes and will cheat on you


I find that I hate you.
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#5Chocobo985Posted 7/22/2013 9:04:30 PM
MondoCapitaIist posted...
a key that opens a ton of locks is a master key, a lock opened by many keys probably has herpes and will cheat on you


Would you want a key that can open any lock? Of course you would

Would you want a lock that any key can open? Of course not
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#6Silver_OgrePosted 7/22/2013 9:50:40 PM
The only thing inherent to words is subjectivity. However, using them in a derogatory way to describe one sex that you won't the other is sexist.
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#7hunter_gohanPosted 7/22/2013 9:57:10 PM
Wait if you could say that, why'd you need to censor it in the title?

The words themselves, no. At least not if you use them to refer to either sex. The sexism comes in with the double standard so wonderfully demonstrated by Mondo up there where some people would call a woman a slut for something that they'd congratulate a guy on if he did it.
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#8fudrickPosted 7/22/2013 10:19:56 PM
hunter_gohan posted...
Wait if you could say that, why'd you need to censor it in the title?


Some words are only censored in titles
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#9Long_BottomPosted 7/23/2013 1:12:24 AM
Considering the fact that it is heavily slanted towards shaming females, while males have a less severe "man slut" label that has less shameful connotations, yes, definitely.

A guy can go around calling himself or being called a man whore and people would laugh it off as him being a flirt that's good in bed. A woman calling herself a whore would be less positively received.
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#10TheGoldenStatePosted 7/23/2013 1:34:18 AM
Who cares? This "I have a right to not be offended" culture needs to end.
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