Christine LittlePL340A Paper 5 - Chapter 10“Science Journalist Sally Lehrman argues that women’s ‘slutty’ behavior is ‘good for the [hu-man] species.’....Consider his sobering observation: Although girls continue to insist more than boys that sex be tied to romance or love...girls often use the word “love” in way that lacks its traditional connotation of a long term relationship...Seidman is talking about teenagers. But if what he says about them is true, why would it not be true of the women they become?” (222)I 100% disagree with the statement that ‘slutty’ behavior is good for society. As a teen-aged girl, I may use the word ‘love’ for people who I don’t love romantically, but it doesn’t mean I want to have sex with them. Sometimes the word ‘love’ is just easier to say than ‘I really really like you,’ to a friend, and it’s certainly easier than ‘wow, I really value our friendship to the point where I consider you a close friend!’ - the phrase ‘I love you’ just flows much easier. It’s easier, and we don’t think about it as much.