I don’t think writers realize that “strong female character” means “well written female character” and not “female character who punches stuff and shoots stuff”
When guys say “I prefer girls who don’t wear makeup,” 97% of the time what they mean is “I want a girl with perfectly clear creamy skin, no under eye circles, rosy lips, dark eyelashes, defined eyebrows, and I want her to have all this ~naturally~ without any hint she works for it because that would be ~shallow~, so basically I expect to date someone who is like 0.04% of the population.”
The word slut has never been about a woman’s enjoyment of sex, it’s about a woman who does what is desired of her, it’s about a woman who is willing to be enjoyed. I don’t see why anyone would ever want to reclaim a word that’s synonymous with…
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