Last week during a post about potential new girlfriends for Johnny Depp, I happened to refer to Blake Lively as a tramp. Some people did not care for this one bit.
Although the comments on the post weren’t anything to cry over, I did however get some nasty Tweets in which I was called sexist, a cunt (which really deflates their argument of me being sexist) and my most favorite of all: “Blake Lively is a tramp? u should be erased frm the world. Disgusting. That’s the word to describe u.” You gotta love someone who tries to “school” you while using “u” in place of “you.”
According to Merriam-Webster, a tramp is– a: vagrant; b: a foot traveler; c: a woman of loose morals; specifically: prostitute.
Of course, I was in no way suggesting that Blake Lively is a prostitute, because I do not know if she makes money in exchange for sex. Nor would I shame her for it, if she was. But I do think she comes off as a woman who, to quote Merriam-Webster, appears to have loose morals. I do not think this is a bad thing. Again, I’m not shaming her for this, because I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.
By definition, I’m a tramp. If you wanted to take it a step further, I could probably be considered a slut in some circles. Personally, I do not find either one of these terms degrading or rude or even sexist because I truly embrace my sexuality. I own and take responsibility for my behavior, and more to the point, I love sex and will do it whenever and with whomever I please.
While I would never say I’d take the comment “tramp” as a compliment, it’s simply because I wouldn’t take “short” or “brunette” as compliments either. These are just adjectives that are factual and describe me. I’m a short, trampy brunette–end of story.