Not to create a dichotomy here, but both of these words were in my Google Reader Feed today, so, here you are.
First, from TumblinFeminist:
“”Slut” is just another way of saying “worthless” without having to come up with a reason. Little girls get called sluts before they even know what sex is.
If someone calls you a slut, there’s nothing you can say to refute the claim because it never had any cognitive content anyway.”
(from “Sluts Like Me,” http://bigthink.com/ideas/38362)
And second, from the brain of Tracy Clark-Flory:
In Defense of Prudes: http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2011/05/09/prudes/index.html.