For the record, I never called her, or even insinuated, I have any problem with “sluts”. I just thought she was trying to steal the limelight at a music awards night, when she’s not a musician and it was a night belonging to lots of women who are.
I think it's a shame that an exposed vagina took everyone's attention. I don't think you should have to flash your vag to make sure people know you were there.
This week's AACTA awards has provided its own red carpet fashion extravaganza, and as I flipped through the various online galleries, I felt guilty for judging the outfits, even in my own head. I wondered if I was slut-shaming, or missing the bravery, and then I thought, "actually, screw this, what am I expected to do when you wear a hideous outfit and pose for photos for the media in it?".
Surely, when they make a "brave fashion statement", it is they who're supposed to be brave when others think it's fugly. Yet it's we who call it out who're abused online by those who seem to believe that every woman deserves hero status for everything she does. Especially hot, famous, young women. Apparently it's the rest of us who must be brave when a famous young woman does something stupid, at least those of us who refuse to worship celebrity, unquestioningly.