What Is A Slut? The Ladies Of The View Weigh In

Whereas many adults are all worried about "kids these days" and the supposed over-sexualization of our culture, I'm actually worried about this whole abstinence-only trend being touted by Wal-Mart, evangelical right-wingers, and all these promise-ring proponents. I just think that nothing good can come from being ashamed of natural physical maturation and desires. And I also really hate the idea, expressed by Jordin Sparks last night during the VMAs, that people who have sex at all are sluts. On The View today, Elisabeth Hasselbeck unsurprisingly lauded Jordin, which led the panelists to have a conversation about what exactly it means to be a slut. My favorite was Joy Behar's: "If it's not boring, then you're a slut." Clip above.

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Erin Gloria Ryan

Keep in mind that Elizabeth Hasselbeck went to Boston College, and there's a weird attitude at those big Catholic schools that pervades well into adulthood, this "icky poo" feeling about sex.

I'm so glad that I was able to make the transition from God Fearer to Female Fornication Festival guilt free. Most of my peers are not.

So my point is, I kind of feel bad for Elizabeth, and for women like her, who might act all self righteous but in reality spend most of their days buried in irrational guilt and projecting that guilt outward.