Ahhh, Sam de Brito’s “feminism”. Did you read his column on slut shaming in the Sun Herald yesterday? Here’s a bit of it:
One of feminism’s many successes is that a broad cross-section of women are today more sexually confident than ever before. Many have realised it’s far more fun to pick their intimate partners, instead of waiting to be chosen like fruit on a stand.
Despite this, lots of women still live in fear of acting on this impulse too frequently (or publicly) out of the concern they’ll be labelled with slurs or be tut-tutted at by neolithic hypocrites like the leader of the opposition, Tony Abbott.
What, is he talking about teenagers?
What I find curious, however, is that the “slut shaming” dynamic is so internalised with some women that their guilt about unattached sex starts before they even leave the bedroom and hit the world of gossip.
Really Sam? And you know this how? I must say, it’s good to see you’ve picked up the term “slut shaming” from the feminist blogs you visit, but it’s a shame the content of those blogs has gone over your head.
Then there’s some rubbish about a fictional friend who uses a hook-up website, and then this:
However, until proud women can laugh off the idiocy of insults like “whore”, “moll”, or “lowie”, these words retain their power to control female behaviour.
Bingo! There it is. According to Sam the Feminist, if women get upset about being called a slut, it’s their own fault. Not a single word about how we shouldn’t call anyone a slut. Not a single word about the role his own gender can play in eliminating this ridiculous double standard.
You know, with Sam de Brito writing about how women are to blame for everything that happens to women, and Samantha Brett writing about how women are to blame for everything that happens to women, is Fairfax trying to tell us something?