Monday, October 1, 2012

Redefining a slut

Via Jerry

 

ust when I think things can’t get any nuttier, I find I’m mistaken.

Consider the latest from that bastion of wholesome family values, Planned Parenthood. It seems Planned Parenthood has a new Facebook page for teens that includes a link to an MTV program called “Sextra Credit Episode 2,” which – get this – focuses on redefining the meaning of the word slut.

Now, just in case anyone misunderstands the subtleties of this term, the dictionary defines slut as “an immoral or dissolute woman; prostitute.” The Oxford English Dictionary notes the term has been in use since 1402, though its original meaning was a slovenly or untidy woman. Later the term came to mean a kitchen maid. It wasn’t until the end of the 15th century that the term came to mean “a woman given to immoral or improper conduct.”

So for over 500 years, the term slut meant pretty much what we understand it to mean today. But now MTV’s “Sextra Credit” wants to define “slut” to mean “a woman who is confident in her sexuality.” Oh, and we should also “embrace” it.

“Don’t we already have enough baggage about sex as it is?” scolds the Sextra Credit spokesman, Francisco Ramirez.

Um, no. The problem is, nowadays we don’t have enough baggage about sex. As a society, we have forgotten that there is a proper time and place for intimacy, and that sex outside of those bounds causes an enormous burden on the participants, their families and taxpayers.

More @ WND

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