What is a Slut?

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Did you know that the word “slut” originated in the Middle Ages? Its first recorded use was in the 14th century. Its meaning was “untidy and dirty woman.” Chaucer, a poet, probably hadn’t meant it as a sexual term, but the word was used to describe a woman who is untidy and unclean. This usage evolved over time to become a derogatory term for women of lower class and less respectable character.

In the 1990s, Kathleen Hanna wrote the word “SLUT” in lipstick on her stomach, making the word instantly famous. The term slanders women for being promiscuous, which is completely false. However, the feminist movement reclaimed the word “slut” in 2011, claiming it as its own. Today, wearing revealing clothes is not an invitation to sexual assault. If you’re going to wear revealing clothing, make sure that you’re comfortable doing so.

It’s possible that slut has multiple meanings, and its definitions have varied for centuries. That’s what makes it so unique and evocative. The word itself, slut, has undergone a transformation from its original meaning in the 19th century, when it first appeared in a book by Charles Dickens. In the 1980s, it became commonplace to use slut in popular culture. Other common references include “little slut” and “cheap slut,” which is a shortened version of slut. The word was first used in the 15th century and resurrected in the 1960s and ’70s.

While “slut” has no concrete boundaries, the term still has some power. Women judge other women more harshly than men for having multiple sexual partners. In fact, Cherice Moralez was raped by a 49-year-old teacher when she was only 14 years old. The judge in her trial described Cherice Moralez as “older than her chronological age.” She was sentenced to 30 days in prison and then committed suicide.