Also this is for EVERYONE:
If you have any problems with the above and my views on women, please quote and respond.
Really the above should cause no offense or insult. I hope I have been clear and not as disgusting as few make me out to be.
I'll go on record to say I find this use very offensive. For one thing, being up on a pedestal is a bit of a trap if the men doing the admiring of the pure woman up on the pedestal act contrary to the ideal the woman must be held to.
I grew up after the women's movement, but still had to deal with a lot of the misogyny left over from earlier days. There's a movie by Martin Scorsese that really shows the double standard, it's called Who's That Knocking At My Door. He did it in film school, and to get it shown in a theater, he could only find a Porno Theater to show it so he had to put in one scene to make it Porno-Theater acceptable. This scene is so tame by today's standards, you see much worse in a Heavy Metal music video. But, anyway, back to this movie, the story is of a guy played by a young Harvey Keitel, wo meets a beautiful woman on a subway. He idealizes her, and she is definately a quality girl. Smart, educated, beautiful. While he is pursuing her, he is acting like a sophmoric idiot with the neighborhood guys who just want to get laid. At the end of the movie, she finally reveals she is not a virgin because she had been raped. Harvy's character erupts with such rage at her, because she could no longer be idealized. This double standard is so degrading and insulting.
There's a recent book out called "The Girls WHo Went Away" about the girls that had to leave town to have babies out of wedlock prior to Roe V Wade. The stories are heart breaking. It also shows how the guys were slapped on the back and had great reputations by their fraternity buddies, etc, and how callous they were to the girls whose bodies they were using for amusement. What would be a good name to call these type of guys?
Anyway, I really don't like the slut word and how it is being used.