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Slut Shaming

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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 ...

'A History Of Sluts' Chronicles The Women Who Changed The World While Being Sexy As Hell

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.29.2015 | Arts

Frida Kahlo. Nan Goldin. Hatshepsut. Lena Dunham. Hannah Hoch. Wallis Simpson. Emilie Du Chatelet. Stevie Nicks. These are just some of the women who,...

Fox News Hosts Have No Idea What Slut-Shaming Means

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.08.2015 | Media

Fox News host Kennedy Montgomery used an, um, interesting phrase to criticize a new rule in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law which could require companies to d...

My Class Speech About Slut-Shaming (And What Happened When I Gave It)

Hello Giggles | Posted 02.21.2015 | Teen
Hello Giggles

I am asking every girl, but also every boy, to stop standing by while this word continues to be hurled around. Instead, we should stand up and put an end to slut-shaming. My generation should be striving towards equality, and this topic simply can't be walked out on.

Mean Girls Versus Sluts: Some of Us Are At It Again

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Study after study confirms that women backstab, undermine and put down one another -- at work, in the PTA, out for drinks -- basically taking every chance they can to act out the movie Mean Girls long past high school.

Slut Shaming is Still a Thing: How Women Are Shifting the Conversation Through the Arts

Monique Svazlian, CPCC | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Monique Svazlian, CPCC

n response to this growing epidemic, Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney, founders of The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company, decided to take on this complex and multi-layered issue facing women and girls today, namely slut culture, slut shaming and the culture of sexual violence.

Friday Talking Points -- 'Tis The Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.

A Tale Of Teenage Sexual Harassment

Ravishly | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Ravishly

As adults, we know that there's a line. It is our responsibility to respect it and not cross it. I may have been more mature than the average teenage girl, but there were endless intricacies to which I was innocent.

But I'm a Bartender...

Brad Liberti | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

I spent my 20's making no apologies for my overt sexuality. After all, if straight guys could construct their entire social lives around the hunt for tail, then why couldn't I? Especially since I was so good at it...

5 Notable Women On The True Importance Of Feminism

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Feminism has become the word du jour. But what's its message? Its goals? Why is it so divisive?

'Do I Look Like A Slut?'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

"Why do we need to reassure ourselves that we don't look like 'sluts?' And what is a slut, anyway?" Those are the questions videoblogger Hannah Wi...

It's Revealed: Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty Is Not Only Child's Play

Sue Scheff | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Sue Scheff

Although we can't diminish the need to continue to discuss youth bullying and cyberbullying, we also need to recognize the need to open up a dialogue about adults who are bullies and those who are targets of their online cruelty.

e Need To Stop Judging Other Women for Their Halloween Costumes

Erin Spencer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Erin Spencer

As children, Halloween was a night of simple joy. It was a damn great holiday. You donned whatever costume you felt like a boss in and without second-guessing it, went out and ended the night with a pillowcase full of candy. You were #FLAWLESS before Beyoncé made it a thing.

The One Troubling Line In Jennifer Lawrence's "Sex Crime" Interview

Nick Simmons | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Nick Simmons

There is one bit of language in a recent Jennifer Lawrence interview that courts a perception that is still, I believe, a problem worth pointing out. It is a problem I've seen in my own personal life, and a problem I've seen in culture at large.

3 New Words for 'Whore'

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Despite the sexual liberation movement, despite shows like Sex and the City, despite all the progress we've made, we're still saddled with a word rooted in "prostitute" and "harlot" to describe being sexually free.

John Mulaney Gives Spot-On Relationship Advice

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.17.2014 | Teen

Watch comedian and actor John Mulaney field a range of questions about love and relationships in the latest episode of Rookie's series "Ask a Grown Ma...

What Happens When Kids Make Mistakes Online: A Story Of Social Media Frenemies

Signe Whitson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

The addition of technology to the mix, however, instantly changed that sleepover from a night young girls could remember fondly to an evening that Hailey would forever regret.

Target And Sexy Clothes For Girls: Thoughts From A Mom Of Boys

Melissa Fenton | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

Recently, something happened in my house and it got me thinking about how our children's clothing tastes, and maybe their perceptions of bodies and modesty, are really formed.