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Slut Shaming

Not Wearing Bras: Empowering Or Embarrassing?

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 07.27.2016 | Style
Elisabeth Dale

I'm intrigued by the reported trend that women are no longer wearing bras. Ditching your bra is supposed to make you feel more independent, liberated, and empowered.

Megyn Kelly Wore Spaghetti Straps And People Lost It

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women

If you’re a woman on national television reporting on a political event from hot, humid Cleveland, wearing a weather-appropriate outfit makes you th...

One Awful Tweet About T-Swift Sums Up Society's Retro Ideas About Female Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.11.2016 | Women

PSA: Women are not things, and their body parts are not food items. Unfortunately, Twitter user Jennifer Mayers, a self-described “wife, mother, Chr...

Why We Don't Report It

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

Reporting rape, assault, or harassment is an act of bravery, but not reporting is an act of bravery also. Not reporting means understanding the reality of our society's impossible expectations for survivors.

The Cost of a Pervasive Culture of Shame

David M Kirby | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
David M Kirby

Humanity collectively perpetuates shame, a self-regulating mechanism to forcibly coerce others into conforming to society's norms. On a basic level, s...

Bernie's Blind Side

Marisa Fox | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Marisa Fox

Senator Sanders' call for equality for all doesn't extend to "whores." By Marisa Fox-Bevilacqua For months, Bernie Sanders has waged a war of innuend...

I'm A Single Mom And I Still Like Sex

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.07.2016 | Divorce
Sarah Fader

Sex (and especially good sex) is an integral part of being a human being, mom or not.

The Struggle to Be a Carefree Black Woman

Brittney Oliver | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices
Brittney Oliver

I think to rid us of the misconceptions that other people have on black women's liberation is to stop trying to define what it looks like. The true key to being liberated is to not let others dictate what we can and cannot do with our bodies and ultimately with our lives.

How Many Sexual Partners Is Too Many?

Em & Lo | Posted 03.24.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

No one ever woke up feeling sick and full of regret because they surpassed some imaginary quota, but you can bet plenty of people have met the new day feeling sick and full of regret because the previous night's experience wasn't satisfying or meaningful or fun or safe or sober.

What It's Like To Be A 13-Year-Old On Social Media Today

Nancy Jo Sales | Posted 03.22.2016 | Technology
Nancy Jo Sales

Is there sexism in the lives of American girls? I wasn't aware of just how much until I started talking to girls about their experiences online, which happened sort of by accident one night in Los Angeles in 2013.

Double Standards and Why It's Never Going Away

Toshia Shaw | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Toshia Shaw

Women go on passing (the act of hiding their past) forever, because they don't want the stigma attached to them, and they don't want to be associated with "that" life. It's because society holds a woman's sexual exploits and past history against them.

Allow This Feminist Anthem To Sum Up The BS Women Deal With Every Day

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.11.2016 | Women

Anna Wise, the Grammy Award-winning Kendrick Lamar collaborator, released a song and video for her newest single, "BitchSlut," on Monday. The dance-w...

Celebrating and Encouraging Women to be Multifaceted is NOT Slut Shaming

Angelina Darrisaw | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Angelina Darrisaw

As I heard Leymah Gbowee and her daughters describe, there is undoubtedly more than one way to be a woman. Maybe we can one day unite around our internal beauty and forget the rest. Ultimately, some women feel empowered naked and some feel empowered clothed, but all women have a right to express and celebrate what empowers and inspires them, without being shamed for that either.

Sex Positive Black Feminism Meets Celebrity Celibacy? Meagan Good, Ciara and TheWait

OmiseekeTinsley | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices
OmiseekeTinsley

Slut-shaming and hyper-sexualizing black women are black feminist issues: Not only when they relate to publicly sexually adventurous women like Amber Rose or Blac Chyna, but when they relate to celibate sisters too.

Celibacy for the Sex Positive: Meagan Good, Ciara, and the Wait

OmiseekeTinsley | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices
OmiseekeTinsley

Slut-shaming and hypersexualizing black women are black feminist issues: Not only when they relate to publicly sexually adventurous women like Amber Rose or Blac Chyna, but when they relate to celibate sisters too.

The Outfit That Got This Woman Kicked Out Of Her School's Gym

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women

When Grace DiChristina went to the Santa Clara University gym on Jan. 20, for a workout, she wasn't expecting to be thrown out for a dress code violat...

Woman Calls Out Shirtless Men Who Shame Shirtless Women

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women

Should we, though? #shirtlessshamers2016 pic.twitter.com/LsUElGrtVi— Lindsey (@CardsAgstHrsmt) January 16, 2016 Women deal with more than the...

Gay Men and Slut Shaming

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Desperate Instagrammers, bar trolls, and Grindr sluts easily conjure up images that'll have any kween's eyes rolling for days. Though there's deeper context to a lot of sexual behavior, why does it so easily illicit such a visceral reaction in our own community?

"Rape": We Need to Keep Saying That Word

Anna Snapp | Posted 12.03.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

It's an uncomfortable word. No one likes to say it, no one likes to hear it. I, in fact, am one of many women and men who cringes at the sound of it. But we need to keep saying it, because it is so real for so many people.

Why Are Users of PrEP Being Slut Shamed?

Samuel Chiron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Samuel Chiron

A recently published article on Towleroad brought forth a slew of concern regarding the drastic increase in STI infections in the United States. The a...

My Open Knees Are None of Your Business

Kimberley A. Johnson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women
Kimberley A. Johnson

The truth is I've never participated in an orgy, and I have no actual desire to do it -- but judgy conservatives make me want to do it as a way to hold up my middle finger. It's my body and I'll get off any way I see fit.

What I Learned About Myself After My 7-Month Dating Hiatus

Christina Scribner | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Christina Scribner

I made a dramatic declaration to my friends and told them I was officially on a mancation. I defined it as a state in which a woman purposefully stops establishing emotional connections with men in an effort to make more time for herself and reboot her level of consciousness.

Million Man March, Media Coverage and Misogyny

Rev. Dominique C. Atchison | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Dominique C. Atchison

I wouldn't be mad if there were a Million Man March every year. Yet I hope that when this and other like gatherings happen we can do the work and stay with the goal of uplifting black men. I hope we can do this without the need to push down any "type" of black woman.

When The Walk of No Shame Becomes Shameful

GVH Live | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
GVH Live

Instead of teaching women to go out more and wear less, we should be teaching our men to respect women. Instead of teaching women how to avoid rape, we should be teaching our men the real meaning of "consent."

Reclaiming The Word 'Slut' Is An Entirely Different Beast For Black Women

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women

On Oct. 3, model and entrepreneur Amber Rose held her first SlutWalk in LA, and led hundreds of supporters through the city streets to protest rape cu...