Now Men Can Get Slut-Shamed, Too!

Good news, ladies who have sex: the double standard that brought women the virgin/whore dichotomy and men high fives and congratulatory locker room towel snappings is slowly becoming a thing of the past. But rather than banishing all derision for people who are genitally gregarious, nowadays, young people are judging people harshly regardless of their gender. In other words: girls and boys have equal opportunity to be sluts. We win! Everyone's ashamed!

According to LiveScience, kids these days are some judgmental little finger waggers. A 2011 survey of more than 19,000 college students revealed that a full 73% of them judge other people negatively when they have a lot of sex. About half of respondents indicated that they're just as sanctimonious when it comes to men as they are when it comes to women — equal opportunity condemners. About 12% went easier on the guys than they did the girls — the old "He's a stud, she's a slut" trope that's thankfully dying out — and 13% held a double standard in favor of the ladies.

But the survey results get much more interesting when you break it down by gender; it seems that women, as a population, have dropped the stud/slut double standard, whereas a surprising number of men still cling to it for dear life. Women tend to be slightly more judgmental overall, but they tend to be what researchers call "egalitarian conservative," meaning they don't apply different sets of moral values to people based on their gender. Only 6% of female survey respondents were more critical of round-heeled women. Men, on the other hand, found slutty women more comment-worthy than slutty men 25% of the time.

In college, at least, these differences are exacerbated by athletics and fraternities, say researchers. Women and men involved in Greek life were more likely to harshly judge the opposite sex for getting it on with unacceptable frequency.

The survey also found that Jewish, Buddhist, and non-religious people were very unlikely to judge the sexual proclivities of others. Catholics were moderately judgmental, and evangelical Protestants were the most judgiest judgepants who ever did judge. Just like Jesus ordered ("My children, obey this commandment: Judge the shit out of people." - John 5:3).

[CBS]