Slut Shaming and Chastity Rings, Part 2

You may remember my rant about Miley Cyrus.  Well, I’m not finished yet.

Apparently, this bullshit happened at the (always irrelevant) VMAs last night.  Oh, I’ll get to Ms. Hasselbeck in a second, but in sum, some fucking girl I’ve never even heard of (who, incidentally is dressed like she’s some 16 year old spoiled brat attending a Bar Mitzvah) defended the Jonas Brothers in response to some joke that the VMAs host (some dude who I’ve also never heard of) made about their chastity rings:

I just have one thing to say about promise rings. It’s not bad to wear a promise ring because not everybody – guy or girl – wants to be a slut

Rich from fourfour had something brilliant to say about this (I seriously laughed my ass off for like 3 minutes).  Specifically, “…you know what?  Fuck them and their stupid little anti-cockrings.”  I’m gonna have to fully concur with that. 

As far as Elizabeth Hasselbeck admiring Jordin Sparks for her allegedly “brave” remarks, painting her as some sort of maverick (hmm, where have I heard that before used in a similar context?) who went against “popular” opinion– um, I call BULLSHIT.  The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus are probably the most popular music artists right now in the United States, and a huge part of which is due SPECIFICALLY to the fact that they are all about being insufferably self-righteous about their “sexuality” (I put that in quotes, because there’s nothing sexual about being non-sexual).

As Joy Behar brought up in that The View clip, what is the definition of slut exactly?  Furthermore, WHY DOES JORDIN SPARKS, a nobody in any industry or discipline as far as I’m concerned, GET TO DEFINE THIS???   Sherri Shepherd, in her usual lobotomized brand of rationalization, tried to define a “slut” as someone who has multiple partners and is not monogamous.  In this context, though, it seems, that Jordin Sparks is implying that anyone who doesn’t wear a chastity ring (i.e. anyone who has sex before marriage) is a slut.  Both of these definitions are TOTAL FUCKING BULLSHIT.  The term “slut” (used non-playfully or in a non-reclaiming/empowering way) is total fucking bullshit…has Feminism not established this OVER AND OVER AD NAUSEUM?!?!?!

How is it that equating one’s morality and overall worth as a human being with one’s sexuality and sexual behavior something we’re all supposed to think is ok or subscribe to?  Why is blindly conforming to some archaic, manipulative, and oppressive (clearly, status quo for a reason) ideal something admirable?

I have one thing to say to this little three-man rendition of Greg Brady’s Johnny Bravo persona (to paraphrase Rich) and their defenders: Get your little lord fauntleroy brand of paternalism out of my fucking face.  I dont give a shit about the fatc that that you cage up your penis or whatever the fuck, nor your faulty, erroneous and simple-minded ideas about why anyone should do anything, so please leave the grownups alone and kindly FUCK THE FUCK OFF.

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