A Call for Sluts! – Slut Monologues Seeking Stories

My SLUT pendant, from Surlyramics!

As a proud slut, I wanted to share this message with others:

Hello, my name is Joan. I am interested in exploring the possibility of creating a collection of monologues along the lines of the Vagina Monologues, only these would have to do with the notion of “Slut,” i.e., being called a slut, attitudes toward the word itself, etc.

It’s funny, but when I first mentioned being called “slut” to most women, they say they don’t have a connection with the word or experience. But often, if they dig a little deeper into the recesses of their memories, they find that they have indeed been called a slut, or some version of that word, or even propositioned with money for sex at some point in their lives.

On the other hand, some women like to call themselves “a slut” or slutty, perhaps as a re-claiming of the word in some fashion.

In any case, I want to hear from you or people that you know that might have something interesting to say, especially if it is a story or anecdote. Your contribution can be anonymous or credited, and I would likely edit what is sent.

I think it is crucial to examine this word and its implications, especially with respect to the constant climate of misogyny in America and elsewhere.

Please email any pieces, thoughts, or questions to me (jlipkin @aol.com) and Ezelle Sanford (sanforde3 @gmail.com), with the subject line: Slut Monologue and your name. DEADLINE: September 1st.

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