Horror and slut-shaming

I’m working my way through some of my many stockpiled anthologies, and came across a short story I’m somewhat conflicted about. My attitude toward feminism in media is admittedly a bit weird– I’m not bothered by a lot of things others find rampantly sexist, but sometimes things no one else is worried about rub me the wrong way (I’m still shocked that I’m the only one who interpreted the ending of the Daniel Craig crime film Layer Cake as “you can commit lots of terrible crimes and get away with it, but sleeping with a woman will completely fuck you over”).

So, this story. (I won’t give title and author, but if you’re worried about spoilers for a story you’ll probably never read… I guess skip this entry). Continue reading