Professor Brian Stiltner
Throughout centuries, there has always been a double standard in place that dictates that men are rewarded for sexual encounters, while women are degraded and shunned for having sexual freedom. Although this standard has been around for what seems like ages, this standard is still marked as true in today’s society. If a man talks about his various sexual encounters with his friends, he is considered a stud and gets high-fives from all the boys. If a girl, on the other hand, were to openly talk about her sexual deviancy, her reputation would be ruined and she’d be labeled words like “slut” and “whore” immediately. Regardless of all of the work that various women have put in to pioneer the right for women’s sexual and reproductive health rights, the world just seems to not want to take the same leap of faith that the female population has been ready to take for years.
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