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The S-word needs to die.

Either fandom and pop culture in general are getting more misogynistic or I'm getting more sensitive to it (which is rather disappointing commentary on my former attitude). It's getting so that I find myself cringing more often that not whenever a female character is being discussed.

Case in point: Desperate Housewives. I was very disturbed to see Bree being described as a 'slut', a 'bar-slut' and a 'whore' on discussion boards. Even worse was Lynette dropping s-bombs in the actual episode. Shame on you Marc Cherry.

In the same vein, there was that disgusting slut-shaming of Bree in canon. Now the fact that Bree gave them the metaphorical middle-finger made me very happy, but it's being played as a bad thing. A sign of her being a 'fallen woman'.

And it's everywhere. Katara is 'slut' because she wears revealing clothes in Season 3. Lily Aldrin is a 'slut' because she actually initiates sex with her husband. Penny is 'slut' because she slept with Raj (and I may be overly sensitive but I suspect that racism is also in play there).

I'm very angry right now.

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