In today’s world of entrepreneurship craziness, a new product has arisen that will surely have feminists everywhere collectively saying ” What the freaky freak is up with our society?” This so called product basically exemplifies the absolute ridiculousness that is the Double Standard, though it is being packaged as a helpful toolkit for us ladies. Here’s a pretty picture of this new product which is * drum roll please* the ” Walk of Shame Kit!”
The kit, which you can find and purchase here, contains some essential items for any young woman who finds herself too scared to brave the social stigma behind strutting the streets in last night’s outfit. The kit contains:
2.) Flip Flops
5.) Pre-Pasted Toothpaste
7.) Call/ Don’t Call note card ( lol)
8.) Breast Awareness Bracelet
Basically it seems like a grown-up sleepover kit that seems to have some helpful items. I have to admit that the call/don’t call note card is pretty hilarious. Additionally, some of the proceeds from buying the kit are donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. However, this kit is not so cheap, it’s sold for $34.99 which seems pretty steep in my opinion, though it is donating money to a charity. Personally, I’d rather directly donate my time or money to a charity, than buy a kit which basically encourages women to hide their sexual behavior.
The main problem I have with this product is that it encourages slut-shaming. The whole “Walk of Shame” term in of itself is infuriating because it is an absolute double standard. It just feels like this product is aimed to make me feel ashamed about my sexual behavior, but if i spend $34.99 (*for charity*) I don’t need to feel this way!
I understand that this company may be trying to help women in a twisted way by ” rescuing them” with this ingenious sleepover kit, but that goes against what’s really wrong here. Slut-shaming is a serious problem in our society, and I witness it on a daily basis on JMU’s campus. The girl who completes the Walk of Shame is to be ridiculed and judged. I’ve overheard numerous conversations, from guys and girls, in which a young woman was being laughed at for completing the Walk of Shame.
It just seems so outdated that in this day of age we’re still trying to bully women into controlling their sexuality. I can’t help but wonder if the Patriarchy is really just scared shitless of the overwhelming fierceness that comes from a woman who fully, openly, and unapologetically enjoys sex. It’s about time we as young women stop apologizing for wanting to engage in some casual sex. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, and as long as there’s protection, who the hell cares? This whole Walk of Shame kit business has me thinking of a wonderful song by the sexy force of nature that is Salt n Pepa! I’ll leave you guys today with the video of Its None of Your Business!