“Essentially, the idea of a “slut” is a myth told to women to keep them in their place. Just as Santa will not actually bring you coal on Christmas if you break a few of the house rules, you will not actually turn into an intrinsically tainted, unpalatable creature if you break one of society’s rules and have sex with one too many men. The word “slut” isn’t a criticism for having too much sex necessarily, but for being a woman: a real, living, breathing woman with quirks, foibles, normal sexual feelings, and personality; and failing to live up to the societal ideal for a woman: the passive, pliable, perpetually innocent, and sexually available Barbie doll.”—The Slut Myth (via seancing)
Imagine our delight when Maureen applied for the position of Official NaNoWriMo “Agony Aunt.” We were quick to accept her application, and below is her first column in which Auntie MJ solves all your novel-writing problems.
She’ll be posting columns daily on her Tumblr throughout November, and we’ll be following along with great anticipation to see Auntie MJ fix your character quandaries, fill in those plot holes, and possibly solve world hunger while she’s at it.