Writer Anna Davies wrote a column for Salon about hooking up at weddings — she gets swept up in the romance of it all, and the fleeting flirtations makes her feel free — and now she’s getting tons of hate-y comments. Like from one guy who described her as a “proud whore,” and others who called her a slut, not knowing her personally of course. They are dumb. Because Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are the biggest sluts in Wedding Crashers, right? And the Best Man at your brother’s wedding was, like a total proud whore for making out with your childhood friend on the dance floor, in the heat of the moment. Double standards, blech! Anna, don’t fret: As one astute commenter said:
I knew after I read it exactly what slut-shaming would ensue. Buncha sad sacks who probably never got much at all, even in college. “A slut is a woman who fucks everyone but you.”
Then again, wedding hookups are not for everyone. There are several cons to balance the pros: You might wake up the next morning with one of your best guy friends (happened to someone we know — awkward!), and then you might have to sit together on the Greyhound bus home, awkwardly.
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