The PJ Tatler

Self-Described Austin Sluts Protest Use of the Word 'Slut'

They’re sluts and they’re proud, at least until someone else uses the term (and apologizes for it). From the “you can’t make this stuff up” files, otherwise known as the Slut Walk Austin web site. Scroll through their facebook widget on the right and you’ll come across this:

Sign the petition to ask ProFlowers to stop advertising with Rush Limbaugh, the misogynist and sexist who called a woman who publicly supported easy access to birth control a “slut” and “prostitute” and then said she should film her sexual encounters for him to watch.

Hopefully I won’t run afoul of the Austin Sluts by noting how dumb they are. I mean, they have used “slut” prominently and all over their Austin Slut Walk website. But they’re protesting its use in a radio show.

And they’re not self-aware enough to see a problem with all that.

Exit question: Can a guy be a “slut”?

I ask the question for two reasons. One, there are clearly two bearded guys leading the slut walk, banner in hand, and a third bearded guy in the background. Well, they’re either bearded guys or they’re the manliest women I’ve ever seen. What are bearded guys doing leading a slut walk?

An obvious answer presents itself…but I’m not going to dwell on that. Do the math, figure the odds, and so forth.

But if guys can be sluts, then the whole attack on Rush as a misogynist because he used the word has just collapsed, no?

h/t Andy