The young women in my daughters set; some like her won't settle for anything less than total respect and equality; others are already 'doormats', co-dependent. The co-dependents were always the friendliest and she misread them, as they eventually became dependent on her as well. So I saw she drifted, so that other than a very few gf's, most of her friends are all young men. The co-dependents now have babies and are alone.
Perhaps the mothers play a role in this, I dunno. But it was me who was always the leavee.
After 15 years of being divorced from daughters father, it had already become apparent that the mutual friends sided with the father ( I believe this was for economic reasons ) but what was a hoot, was accidentally meeting up with some of the women (wives) of the old gang and hearing the myths that surrounded me. I corrected all of that, much to their shock. Because I was having an affair at 40 with a 28 year old young man, I was labelled as well. What they didn't know was 'we' had a mutual agreement that we were already separated, but it took a year living together to work out the details with a separation counsellor for little T.
I think the men who suicide after divorce are heavily co-dependent, just my opinion. Co-dependents know no gender boundaries. The word slut from what I am exposed to is usually used in a humorous way, and it is used for both men and women.
I believe Michael Douglas sorta, kinda branded Brad Pitt as a 'homewrecker', even if it was his own home he was wrecking.