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Slut Shaming

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 tha...

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 prot...

Amber Rose Delivers Impassioned Speech About The First Time She Was Slut-Shamed

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women

“The first time I ever got slut-shamed I was 14 years old." That's how Amber Rose started her powerful speech at the SlutWalk eve...

Slut-Shaming Through the Disclosure of HIV Positive Status: Danny Pintauro's Recent HIV Positive Announcement

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joseph LoGiudice

We can easily cast them aside and say that's a private issue to deal with and it's not our business to place judgment on the choices they make. That logic is illogical when you analyze the realities of the social situations HIV positive gay men encounter daily.

Every Reason Your School's Gendered Dress Code Is Probably a Sexist Mess

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Dress code conflicts announced the beginning of the school year with a bang. Usually, I'd provide an example, but it makes more sense to talk about the Missouri Legislature, where a few weeks ago, a dress code for interns was proposed, to much dismay and no small amount of ridicule.

Sex As a Latina

Tatiana K. Tenreyro | Posted 09.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Tatiana K. Tenreyro

Girls should receive proper, accurate information about sex instead of being scared into remaining abstinent. We are often told that if we have sex before marriage or without being in a long-term relationship, we are scum. I grew up being lost in terms of what a healthy sexual relationship was meant to be like.

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

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.