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Is 'Rock the Slut Vote' an Effective Political Tactic?

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In response to Rush Limbaugh calling law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" for supporting mandated insurance coverage of contraceptives, Susan McMillan Emry, a 56-year-old mother of two, founded "Rock the Slut Vote." The tongue-in-cheek campaign proposes to reclaim the word from derogatory use, as well as to generate awareness with shock value.

Emry told ABC News, "It's really about taking the power away from that word more than it is about Rush Limbaugh. He gave the word the notoriety but we are trying to take it back." She also wrote in a blog post, "By reclaiming the most hurtful, shaming words, groups rise up, unite and fight against intimidation and injustice." Do you think the "Rock the Slut Vote" campaign will be effective? Will it be able to take the word back?


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  • Simmering Frog 2012/06/05 19:46:15
    No
    Simmering Frog
    +25
    God knows there are enough sluts in the United States. Say what you want about the Muslims, they do have a point about the immorality in the West.

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  • yojer 2012/06/05 20:17:02
    Yes
    yojer
    +2
    Message distorts the messengers intent. Most folks won't get it, (takes more than 30 sec. to explain it) I'm for the overall purpose of the movement, shock value approach is reasonable yet like a good message conveyed in an antagonists tone, little may come of it. God speed, and good luck "Ladies". I'll contribute.
  • J 2012/06/05 20:16:11
    No
    J
    +7
    Yea, makes women look SO MUCH better now.
    Keep it up you liberal morons, and you will cost even those of us women who deserve respect to lose it.
  • Bigbrowneyes 2012/06/05 20:14:09
    No
    Bigbrowneyes
    +4
    I can't see it working, but it's a good idea. Stop with the slut shaming...It's a useless word and other's legal sex lives that don't involve you are none of your damn business. If you look inside, they're mostly insecurities of your own being expressed.
  • Bruce Bigbrow... 2012/06/05 20:49:04
    Bruce
    +2
    Mostly guys that look at themselves in the mirror and other guys in the store
  • Common Sense Conservative 2012/06/05 20:10:24
  • El Prez 2012/06/05 20:09:19
    Yes
    El Prez
    +1
    Reclaiming anything from Rush Limbaugh is great. His Largeness needs dressing down, standing up and wiping out. Rock the Slut may seem disparaging but those who live it want to rock it.
  • Ben 2012/06/05 20:06:46
    Yes
    Ben
    +1
    Because the majority of people are mindless and will follow any current trend.
  • Mog of War Ben 2012/06/05 20:36:36 (edited)
    Mog of War
    That doesn't constitute a campaign actually WORKING. That just constitutes a campaign being momentarily popular.
  • Ben Mog of War 2012/06/06 18:17:14
    Ben
    Obama floated on the slogan, "Change" through an entire election. I waited for the man to actually say anything of subtance but he didn't. But, he said it so well. Oh, I freakin LOVE your battle moogle pic. lol.
  • Mog of War Ben 2012/06/10 23:15:21
    Mog of War
    Thanks! A friend of mine lifted it off someone's deviant art page for me.
  • Ang74 Ben 2012/06/05 21:25:41
    Ang74
    Sheep.
  • Ben Ang74 2012/06/06 18:15:02
    Ben
    +1
    Exactly.
  • bob 2012/06/05 20:06:10
    Yes
    bob
    +1
    Any political agenda needs to support women requirements for Government. It takes a balance between the sexes for our Government to work
  • Mog of War bob 2012/06/05 20:37:24
    Mog of War
    Dude, you just called ALL WOMEN sluts.
  • SK-pro impeachment 2012/06/05 19:59:01 (edited)
    No
    SK-pro impeachment
    +2
    Just glad to see some women are finally admitting IT. Confession is good for the soul. LOL
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/06/05 19:53:28
  • Inquisi... KarenIn... 2012/06/05 21:39:35
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    These girls are fantastic!
  • KarenIn... Inquisi... 2012/06/05 23:55:08
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +2
    Yes, they are.
  • Simmeri... KarenIn... 2012/06/05 21:46:42 (edited)
    Simmering Frog
    Raved in error.

    This video is why many American men choose to marry women from other countries.
  • Korgull Simmeri... 2012/06/05 22:25:06
    Korgull
    +4
    Yeah, the only good America woman is an American woman from the 1950's, where she kept her mouth shut and didn't care for rights.
  • Simmeri... Korgull 2012/06/05 22:31:42 (edited)
    Simmering Frog
    Are you making the claim that your parents or grandparents generation had as many sluts as there are sluts spreading their legs today? Did you miss the 1960's sexual revolution? Or maybe you've never heard of that.
  • Korgull Simmeri... 2012/06/05 22:53:43
    Korgull
    +4
    No, I'm saying that if you think the women in that video are some sort of bad example for American women, you're obviously the type of person who prefers women to be slaves to the household, keep quiet, and let the man do everything.
  • Simmeri... Korgull 2012/06/05 22:55:46
    Simmering Frog
    1968 just called. They want their burnt bra back.
  • El Prez Simmeri... 2012/06/06 06:06:30
    El Prez
    +1
    I was wrong, you are a real idiot not just an actor!!!
  • dogfose... Simmeri... 2012/06/07 22:13:34
    dogfosenga@gmail.com
    700 AD called. They want their mindset back.
  • Bigbrow... Simmeri... 2012/06/05 22:59:44
    Bigbrowneyes
    +1
    It's a satire about independent women who are labeled as sluts because they are building their own lives, not about sexually promiscuous women. What reason is it?
  • Simmeri... Bigbrow... 2012/06/06 03:03:09
    Simmering Frog
    Acting like a whore isn't liberating women.
  • Bigbrow... Simmeri... 2012/06/06 15:04:47
    Bigbrowneyes
    +1
    They aren't "acting like whores". They are singing about non-slutty women being labeled as sluts, and if that is what the word 'slut' gets to mean, then they are fine with that word.
  • KarenIn... Simmeri... 2012/06/05 23:56:11
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +2
    Did you even really watch the video and get the implications?
  • Simmeri... KarenIn... 2012/06/06 03:03:35
    Simmering Frog
    I stopped after about 2 minutes. I got the point.
  • KarenIn... Simmeri... 2012/06/06 03:10:25
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +1
    It's quite clear you didn't.
  • Simmeri... KarenIn... 2012/06/06 03:23:08
    Simmering Frog
    Outside of Sodahead, I doubt this movement is going to get any national coverage,
  • Simmering Frog 2012/06/05 19:46:15
    No
    Simmering Frog
    +25
    God knows there are enough sluts in the United States. Say what you want about the Muslims, they do have a point about the immorality in the West.
  • Rockne1865 Simmeri... 2012/06/05 20:11:07
    Rockne1865
    +10
    I would much spend my time with a slut then ten holy rollers, sluts are fun, smart & the best ones don't beleve in sky fairy's!
  • exsecrare Rockne1865 2012/06/05 20:18:33
    exsecrare
    +6
    So you would rather hang out with a slut, followed by hanging out with ten holy rollers? And whose definition of smart are we going to judge them by, mine or yours?
  • Daryl Rockne1865 2012/06/05 20:31:19
    Daryl
    +4
    Great! You deserve each other and enjoy the STD's!
  • Simmeri... Rockne1865 2012/06/05 21:51:07
    Simmering Frog
    +3
    I'm sure you would.
  • debrara... Rockne1865 2012/06/06 02:31:40
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    +4
    I had a male 'friend' who was like you. He died of Aids. So much for 'your' input.
  • Sherloc... Rockne1865 2012/06/06 03:24:25
  • SW Sherloc... 2012/06/06 14:57:55
    SW
    +5
    You believe in a "loving god" who would condemn any of his children to an eternity of sadistic torture because you think a 4,000 year old thrice translated book vaguely mentions it... but we're loony. That would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

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