I am perplexed with the Manzo children and their use of the word “whore.” It’s not a nice word, nor is it a word people use that often in casual conversation. Last year Lauren Manzo was talking about Albie’s then girlfriend and explained that she was a cheerleader, but not a whore – as if we would assume that all cheerleaders are whores. I don’t know what it is like in New Jersey, but in the State of Washington cheerleader are just cheerleaders. I wonder what Lauren’s definition of a whore is. We saw Albie’s girlfriend do the walk of shame and there was talk of her moving into the boy’s apartment. That implies they were sexually active. Lauren’s cousin Ashlee also lived with her boyfriend. Lauren has never mentioned that she thinks they are whores. Melissa Gorga also lived with a boyfriend before marriage. She was a bartender in a strip club. Lauren seems to like her. So what exactly is Lauren’s definition of a whore?
On Mad Men whores are people who work in a whorehouse. That’s what people used to call prostitutes back in the old days. I’m pretty sure that’s not what the Manzo kids are thinking about when Chris says he doesn’t want to raise a daughter because he’d have to make sure she didn’t turn out to be a whore. The closest definition of a whore Chris gave was a girl who gave blow jobs in high school. That’s pretty judgemental of Chris considering he wanted to run a car wash strip club a few years ago. He ought to be careful what labels he places on people. So should Lauren. Whore is not a nice word.