“Mean Girls,” famously penned by possible goddess Tina Fey, features the word slut numerous times. Its uses range from what girls are allowed to be on Halloween to the ultimate insult Regina uses on herself to incriminate her friends. Slut is a fixture in our lexicon, a label we use to be degrading, and honestly, I don’t like it. I’m against slut-shaming for many reasons, and if most people thought about it, they would not be so into it either.
“After months of paying over $100 out of pocket, she just couldn’t afford her medication anymore and had to stop taking it. I got a message from her that in the middle of her final exam period she’d been in the emergency room all night in excruciating pain.