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Slut Dropping: a dangerous game

Photo: Caleb Wheeler-Robinson

Written by Elliott Campbell

During Freshers’ Week I interviewed a lot of people and heard a lot of different stories, varying from the ordinary to the unacceptable. One person in particular stuck in my mind as he had a particularly concerning pastime. He is a self-professed ‘slut dropper’.

Pick up any random slut, drive her as far away from her house and get her out then drive away. Legal | Slut Dropper

A slut dropper is essentially someone who stays up until clubs begin to close and then drives around a city until he finds a drunk and vulnerable girl on her own – as he eloquently terms them, the ‘slut’. He then proceeds to offer the girl a lift home, seeming to be well meaning and gentlemanly. He drives away, taking them miles away from their home and then performs the ‘drop’. The whole ordeal is filmed by this person’s friends from the back of his car, presumably so the whole scene can be relived at their leisure.


Now not only is this practice disturbing, but the guy I met was actually proud of the fact that he does it. This isn’t some secret, twisted compulsion; it’s a game to him. He boasted to me about driving one girl forty-five minutes away from her house before kicking her out, and how he’s devised a point system based on how far away he can drive them. The further the drop, the greater the points. There’s even a Facebook page, where he explains the whole thing in his own words - “Pick up any random slut, drive her as far away from her house and get her out then drive away. Legal”


Following my conversation with him. I was pretty annoyed. Mostly I was, and still am, disappointed that I live in a culture where people can find something like this funny. Whether this is an offshoot of LAD culture or simply something new, it shouldn’t be allowed to thrive. And yet people are encouraging this. All of the hundred or so likers on his related Facebook fan page are just as guilty as the perpetrators themselves for supporting ‘slut dropping’. The fact that there are so many people that don’t find this act repulsive is shocking. It’s even more surprising to know that there are so many people who actually condone it. One of the slut-droppers female housemates, who you’d think of all people should be most appalled, said “It’s fine though because they’re sluts”. It is this sort of blasé reaction which is most concerning.  


I was also slightly frustrated that something like this can be done so easily. It’s worrying that people are willing to jump into a stranger’s car, particularly when they’re on their own late at night. I’m not suggesting that anyone taken advantage of in this way is to blame, but we don’t live in a utopia. In all cases common sense and caution should be applied. This sort of thing should act as a warning to everyone, that people may endanger you, just for the sake of a laugh.


It is important to mention that there is no need to panic or feel in any danger, the said individual has been reported to the proper authorities and measures are being taken.

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