Friday, June 10, 2011

But is Weiner a SLUT?

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.

2 comments:

  1. Charlie Smith6/12/2011 10:41 PM

    Joanne, as you know, I represented various varieties of sex offenders for thirty-plus years. I've never understood the crotch-shot folks, though they have been around at least since the advent of the Polaroid camera. Flashers have been studied for ages, and are pretty well understood. The crotch-shot folks usually don't have the insecurities or social phobias of flashers; in fact, they usually don't even relate to their targets. Which makes it especially lame that Rep. Weiner wants to take leave for "treatment".

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  2. Charlie, I would guess his "treatment" is for his itchy shutter finger.

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