I am committed to feminism and don’t understand why anyone would agree to be party to a relationship that is not absolutely equal. I believe women who are supported by men are prostitutes, that is that, and I am heartbroken to live through a time where Wall Street money means these women are not treated with due disdain.
via Elizabeth Wurtzel Confronts Her One-Night Stand of a Life – The Cut. (Emphasis mine)
So there you have it, folks. An avowed feminist engaging in “slut shaming.” Never mind the woman’s right to engage in any lifestyle she sees fit, Ms. Wurtzel thinks she’s deserving of disdain because she doesn’t live up to some arbitrary ideal. The irony of this is elsewhere in the article Wurtzel admits to being a (former) heroin user whose escapades paralleled those of the females she looks down upon:
For a while after my first book came out, I went home with a different man every night and did heroin every day—which showed my good sense, because the rest of the time I was completely out of control.
If anyone wants to explain how being a user of the worst drug on the planet and sleeping with someone different every 24 hours is better than being a $2000/night call girl, I’m all ears. Surely “because they aren’t paying her for sex” can’t be the reason.*
This shouldn’t be surprising, however. The book Why Women Have Sex (probably the most comprehensive guide to female sexuality ever written) makes the point that due to reproductive competition women are actually far more likely to deride other women as loose than men are.
(Unfortunately?) it seems we cannot overrule our inbuilt biology via overt political correctness. It has been my observation over the years that you get better results out of people interacting with them on the basis of the former than the latter.
*No, I am not advocating prostitution. I do, however, feel obligated to highlight this logical discontinuity.
Also, I am not decrying women’s rights in any shape or form. I strongly support them. I do believe though that feminism, like libertarianism, is a sound concept at its core whose biggest proponents are so outlandish they seriously discredit it.