Ha ha ha — you really do live on some strange planet? Yes, young women are starting to have more sex, but it’s despite the ways that they are also still judged for it in ways that men never are. The existence of the word slut is proof enough. Also, a few comments back you admitted that strippers and escorts are seen as trashy. But just in case you need more, here’s the results from a study on the topic.

“Women were evaluated more negatively as their number of sexual partners increased, whereas number of partners was not related to evaluations of men.”

“Rather, the phenomenon appears to be pervasive, as participants judged both close female friends and mere acquaintances more harshly if they perceived them as promiscuous.

The research, published in the journal Social Psychology, was designed to reconcile sometimes-conflicting laboratory studies about attitudes toward female promiscuity. It did so by asking participants to assess not hypothetical figures introduced as part of an experiment, but rather people they actually know.”

Also, as a woman who grew up in this culture, I can say from first-hand experience that female sexuality is still socially policed and controlled in ways that it is not for men.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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