Perhaps I’m not paying attention, but here’s what I’m NOT hearing:
“Anthony Weiner is such a slut!”
“He’s just asking for it!”
“He looks like he wants to be raped.”
For those of you truly isolated from mass media, Anthony Weiner is the Congressman from New York who tweeted pictures of his crotch. To a whole lotta followers. By accident, he said. Bad judgment at best.
But who is getting called a slut? Why, the new “slutrepeneurs,” those women who are coming out of the woodwork to sell the text messages and photos and tweets. At least according to Susannah Breslin, blogging on Forbes.
So men who distribute risqué photos are entrepreneurs while women are slutrepeneurs?
And the moral of this story is that (once again) men have interesting, even endearing, character slubs, while women are, well, just sluts.
And that’s only one reason why I’m going on Slutwalk Seattle on June 19th. Hope to see you there.