Slut. One of the worst things you can call someone, especially a woman. It is one of the many words and concepts that comes with a double edged sword, that has an unfair burden upon women. It is basically what a man does to get pride and status. If a man has multiple sexual partners, he is seen as a hero, brave, and fulfilling his duties as a “man”. If a woman has the same behavior, oh my goodness, is she the worst person in the world. Nevermind the dictators and disastrous people in this world, both past and present, that have killed thousands of people. Nevermind the lawmakers putting into place laws that control women and pretty much disable the poor and minorities. If a woman has more than one sexual partner, especially out of marriage, my goodness are they just wicked, dastardly people.
The word slut has many definitions, which is interesting because it is used so much but does not have a single specific definition. Most of them hover around a woman who has multiple sexual partners. Other definitions are “a woman who acts like a man”. Dictionary.com defines it as “Obsolete . a dirty, slovenly woman”. There, at the first word, is obsolete which is exactly what it is.
To address this issue, with the help of the wonderful Jennifer Baumgardner, there will be a presentation called exactly that. SLUT. It will be:
Thursday May 1, 2014
7pm @ Ecce Art Gallery, 216 N. Broadway
Saturday May 3, 2014
3:00pm @ Century Theater, NDSU, 1401 Administration Ave.
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for general admission
The tickets can be purchased at the door, or online atwww.slutheplay.com
And here is a picture that I encourage you to save, download, and share to the world. Especially the F-M community so everyone can see it.