Slut

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People campaining for women's rights and against victim blaming started to organize so-called Slutwalks. This picture was taken on the first one, in Toronto, in 2012. They want to give the word slut a more positive image, too.
A woman on a Slutwalk in San Francisco shows the problematic terms.

Slut is a broad word that usually means a woman who has sex with a lot of people. It is a bad word and is generally meant to be offensive to whomever it is describing. It is an insult, and some people would also call it a swear word.[1][2][3] Originally it meant "A woman of dirty, slovenly or untidy appearance".[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Slut". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  2. "Slut". Reference.com. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  3. SlutWalk Rally Against Sexual Violence Draws Huge Crowd of Feminists Archived 2012-05-04 at the Wayback Machine, Rebecca Nathanson, The Village Voice, October 2, 2011
  4. Shorter OED vol 2, p1921.