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Slut Shaming

A Look At The Promiscuity 'Culture War' In The Gay Community

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices

Though the LGBT community proudly achieved federal marriage equality in late June, public opinion still varies on those enjoying the single ...

Nick Kyrgios Is a Slut-Shamer

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 08.14.2015 | Sports
Vanessa de Largie

We must never allow elite sportspeople to shame women publicly like Kyrgios has done. The question is, what are Tennis Australia going to do about it?

Why Don't We Trust Young Women With Their Own Vaginas?

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.14.2015 | Women
Pamela Madsen

The goal should not be to shut down or control our daughters relationships with their own sexuality. We need to allow them to learn how to listen, trust and feel their own sexual instincts.

Not a Slut, Not a Victim: "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" Tells It Like It Is

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Leora Tanenbaum

For Minnie, acting on her sexual desire is transformational. Her mother says, "You have a kind of power -- you just don't know it yet." But indeed, Minnie does know, and she acts. She is a sexual agent who refuses to be manipulated.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Sex

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

It feels that we are living in a time where there is a full frontal assault on sexuality in our country, and at the same time we are wanting to know more and more about it. And it is creating a level of anxiety, fear and confusion in the lives of every day people that is preventing them from finding peace and finding happiness in their own skins, in their own lives, just as they are.

The Bachelorette Really Does Face A Nasty Double Standard

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts

When Kaitlyn Bristowe faced her most memorable rejected suitors from "The Bachelorette" Season 11 on last week's episode, "The Men Tell All," she also...

ABC Family Generation

Samara Wolpe | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

This year, a generation of kids will be thrust into the long awaited but still unsettling age of puberty and turn to ABC Family for answers. While you enjoy your show, think about what that half hour is creating in our generation.

Because of Slut-Shaming, the Wrap Dress Still Matters

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Leora Tanenbaum

It should never be a woman's burden to avoid being seen as slutty. It's everyone else's responsibility to not call a woman a slut, since the idea that boys will be boys and girls will be sluts is a product of a sexist sexual double standard, and to believe her when she says she's been sexually assaulted.

Bristol Palin, Stop Judging the World. World, Stop Judging Bristol Palin.

Chelsea Stone | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Chelsea Stone

We are all a product of our upbringing, and Bristol grew up a fundamentalist Christian in a patriarchal society, the daughter of a highly visible Republican. She grew up surrounded by ideas of what a good woman is and what a good woman isn't. She is what she was raised to be.

'Game of Thrones': Cersei's Walk of Shame

Mary McLaurine | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Mary McLaurine

Although Game of Thrones is fantasy based, so many topical issues are portrayed through its story and I, for one, am grateful the author, writers and actors are willing to not only tackle the hard storylines, but willing to do it all the way, no holds barred.

Ariana Grande: Tearing Down Double Standards?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

It follows that if you are in a new relationship and your partner asks how many sexual encounters you have had, you can have a clear sense of your history and how it came to be, free from guilt.

Everybody! Wear The Pants on June 11

Helen Cordes | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women
Helen Cordes

Our girl members are often baffled that female pants-wearing is even an issue. Why wouldn't we all be baffled, really? What is so heinous about females donning the same things that men routinely wear?

I Used To Be A Real Tomboy...

Bo Kitty | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Bo Kitty

For maybe the first time ever, I feel a multitude of generations of women behind me, around me, supporting me now. And the scars we collect, these stories and tattoos, these wrinkles and grey hairs... they all have a reason.

High School Senior Suspended On Last Day Of School Over Dress Length

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.21.2015 | Teen

An Idaho high school senior is speaking out after she was suspended with just minutes left in the school year because of a dispute about the length of...

How Not To Slut-Shame A Woman (A Guide For 'The Bachelorette')

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray & Claire Fallon | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women

The two-Bachelorette drama may be over (mostly -- we’re expecting to see more of Britt and her new suitor Brady), but during Tuesday night's season ...

What Is This Prom Poster Telling Young Girls?

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

A high school has taken down ridiculous posters that criticize young women who engage in sexual activity on prom night. Lincoln High School, a pub...

This Mom Saw In One Drunk Man A Crushing Response To Rape Culture

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

What started out as one woman's astute observation about a drunk young man at a bus terminal has turned into a viral sensation slamming rape culture. ...

Yale SAE Initiation Ritual Included Slut Shaming A Female Student

Yale Daily News | Nicole Narea | Posted 04.17.2015 | College

This article was originally published by the Yale Daily News, and a portion is being reposted here with permission. The pledges of Yale University...

The Truth About Slut-Shaming

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Leora Tanenbaum

If you are a girl or young woman, you are damned if you don't and damned if you do. If you refrain from any expression of sexiness, you may be written off as irrelevant and unfeminine. But if you follow the guidelines, you run the risk of being judged, shamed and policed.

Monica Lewinsky and the Price of Sexual Shame

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Monica Lewinsky has been shamed and publicly humiliated for decades now. Although Clinton had a checkered past with other women, Lewinsky had become the focus of all of our public outrage about his affairs, and the brutalized victim of a new form of bullying, online attacks directly on her character.

What Your Sex Life Could Say About Your Social Life

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women

Slut-shaming is real -- regardless of whether the subject of said shaming has actually done anything to warrant the label "slut." But being judged for...

Nina Bahadur

Viral 'Terre Des Femmes' Photo Series Shares An Important Message, But Not An Original One

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.21.2015 | Women

A powerful feminist poster series about judging women by their clothing has gone viral -- but it looks strikingly similar to a project from 2013. T...

A Powerful Look At How Devastating Sexual Bullying Can Be

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

Twelve million people have read one woman's diaries -- and her entries show how much power the word "slut" has. Emily Lindin was branded the schoo...

Why You Should Stop Using The Word 'Slut' As An Insult

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When Lindin was 11, she was branded a "slut" by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries.

Emma Gray

The Truth About Sluts

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 02.05.2015 | Women

"Boys will be boys, and girls will be sluts.” That's how author Leora Tanenbaum sums up the sexual double standard. Tanenbaum has spent the ...