Thanks to Gawker, I’m much more excited about the state of dating in NYC and much less likely to hang myself. Last Tuesday, I wrote a blog post about a 2007 chart showing the male-to-female ratio in American cities. A couple days later, Gawker said, “Remember that male:female demographic map that statistically charted the surplus single females across the nation and made every single woman in New York want to hang herself? Turns out it was somewhat misleading [...]” Apparently, a totally amazing kickass person named Jonathan Soma shares my numbers fetish and rejiggered the map to make it adjustable by age. Go click the arrows and play with the map; seriously, it’s really fun!!! “So there is, it turns out,” Gawker explains, “probably a surplus of single young dudes, and an absolute paucity of single old dudes.” (Granted, this doesn’t account for the fact that each gay male pairing knocks out two eligible men but, whatever, it’s waaay too earlier to reconsider adding that variable to the map.)
I see men in my future. LOTS of them!!! :) Pop the chilled champagne and bring out the Trojan condoms. Oh, but, wait: How much can I indulge before I get that “slut” bumper sticker attached to my shiny forehead? “Don’t worry,” some of you are saying, “it’s already there, you just can’t see it!” Gee, thanks. On a more serious note, the “What’s the definition of a slut?” question has been swimming my brain’s fluids for nearly a week. First, we had the VMAs–Russell Brand joked he wanted to ‘capture’ the Jonas Brothers‘ collection of purity rings and Jordin Sparks defended the virginal jewelry saying something like, “not everyone wants to be a slut, okay?!?!” So, those are the choices: you’re either a repressed, purity ring-wearing virgin or a slutty chick who hangs out spread eagle on her bed just waiting for the long line of men to enter?! Oh, wow.
“What IS today’s definition of a slut?” a woman named Andrea Davis asked after noticing I posted Jezebel’s response to conversation on The View on my Facebook. One of my high school buds, Heidi C., also commented:
Purity rings are a joke. (Frankly, The View is a joke too. Both are superficial in their content and don’t examine the core of the matter.) Does it matter to you, personally, to maintain “sexual purity?” ‘Cause if you’re looking at the Bible and literally holding it to be true, then even looking at somebody else while having sexual desire for that person would be equivalent to breaking one of the Ten Commandments. “Thy shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife.” People that wear these rings still have sexual drives. To not acknowledge this basic fact of human life absurd. You could compare the purity rings to using wallpaper to cover a hole in the wall. Yeah, you’re making a statement, but the hole in the wall – or the sex drive – is still there and nothing that you can tell or show others is going to cover up the truth.
Wow!! VERY WELL SAID!!! Couldn’t have said it any better myself. How about you, dear readers? Any comments about purity rings? Or wanna take a stab at finishing this statement: “I think today’s definition of a slut is _____.”
Credit Paid: Big drippy kisses and THANK YOUs go out to Peggy B. giving me the heads up about the Gawker article!!