Last stampede, the big headline was the alley way threesome, which involved a leaked video of 2 men, tag teaming a woman. She became the Stampede Slut and took my top 3 Google search place of the same name. I followed this story with much curiosity from Italy, as I was on vacation and missing my very first Stampede in 30 some years. Now here is the thing, this woman earned her title, and deserved displacing my ranking. I write about being a slut with pride, and this woman took it to a whole new level. A quick search will tell you all you need to know about these events, and you can probably still find the now infamous video. The take away from this, is that the woman owned what she did. Getting fired and having her booty all over the internet was probably not planned, but instead of hiding, suing everyone in sight, and or curling up into a little ball in her basement, this woman took a much tougher path. She owned it. She admitted it was her, and even started capitalizing on the incident by making appearances at various strip clubs over the following months.
So here’s what I take away from this. This woman owned the title slut. And she made slut a word of power. That is an incredibly hard feat to do. I commend her for managing this, despite all the criticism, cruelty and backlash that she received. With head held high, she embodied the word slut. She did what very few women would dream of doing. Whether you agree or not with her public show (which I would argue was sort of secluded in an alley), she pushed a boundary. Again, she took control, she kept her power, and she was not a victim.
Please don’t be thinking that my sex tape is going to be next, based on this post. I will not be writing erotica to go along side my pictures, as it is just not my style. The reality is, her event during last Stampede, could have harmed my work and my freedom. If this woman had cried victim and started slut shaming, my follow up post would have been one screaming at her for setting women back yet again. Thankfully, I get to reap some rewards. She became the outlier. She blasted through a societal norm and it allowed me just a little more play in my writing exploration. She reset the shock value calculator, so I gain more freedom of speech.
So thank you, stampede slut, for helping push the societal norm just a little farther. I hope now for a little less uptight crowd, and maybe just a little less tisking from elderly women when I strut around in my pretty pink chaps! Well everywhere but on the grounds, because apparently they are cracking down on dress code that is not family friendly… for shame! I embrace being searched as a positive female character, who is trying to embrace the word slut with dignity. It is not a title I think fits my lifestyle, but it is one that I feel women need to use without shame if they so choose. May the walk of shame be forever in your past, and your walk of sexual freedom be in your future. Happy Stampede ladies!