I refuse to use the term “thirst trap” because it reinforces misogynistic ideas that are already too pervasive in our culture. It implies women’s bodies are inherently sexual; it goes hand in hand with rape culture and slut-shaming; the term assumes that sexual attractiveness is objective and implies women are at fault for men’s sexual frustration.
Author: Stephanie Leguichard
Stephanie Leguichard (she/her) is a writer, editor, activist and master’s student studying cultural anthropology. Her writing has appeared in The Correspondent, Wear Your Voice, Adios Barbie and many publications on Medium. In her spare time, you can find her writing songs, exploring new cities and railing against capitalism.