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Slut Shaming

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

Hello Giggles | Posted 12.22.2014 | 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 12.20.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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 10.31.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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.

Why Were 11 Girls Turned Away From Their Homecoming Dance?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.25.2014 | Teen

Nearly a dozen girls were turned away from Utah's Bingham High School homecoming dance last Saturday, according to FOX 13's KTSU. The reason? Their "i...

Interrupting the Cycle of Slut-Shaming -- Slut: A Documentary Film Previews at CatalystCon

Nina Flores | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Nina Flores

We can start with our own spheres of influence, whether at work, at school or among friends. How will you start the conversation among your friends? What strategies will you use to point out slut-shaming when you see it?

Is The Ridiculous Way I Talk About Sex A Key To Fixing Our Country's Issues With Consent?

Ravishly | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Ravishly

The way most of us talk about sex is rather messed up if you take a step back and let it all marinate in your mind for a minute. We speak about sex like it's some consumptive act -- like we're getting frozen yogurt or something.

Nude Photo Leaks Are the New Slut-Shaming

Stefanie Williams | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

These women have have lives. Have bodies. Have sex. Take pictures. Trust people. I am sorry their privacy was violated, but I am not surprised that under their clothes and professional demeanors, they're simply human beings who like to have sex as much as the next person.

Sexuality Is Not Morality

Sierra Vandervort | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Sierra Vandervort

It's time for women to stop judging each other and discriminating based on an aspect of our lives that is supposed to be private. We live in the 21st century, and if boys get to high-five each other over beer and pizza about their sexual adventures, why can't women do the same thing?

Poet Slams Daughter's Twitter Hater

Tamara Star | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Tamara Star

Shame + embarrassment + grade school. These three words unfortunately seem to go together don't they? Now add in social media's catch fire resp...

Does Your Sexual History Affect Your Romantic Future?

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.22.2014 | Divorce

A widely reported new study claims that people -- especially women -- who have multiple sexual parters before tying the knot, report unhappier marriag...

I Can't Believe I'm Writing This: Street Harassment Is Not a Compliment

Shannon Deep | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Letting someone know you find them desirable does have a time and place; say, flirting at a bar or party. Or maybe on a date. Or how about in bed? The difference is simple and monumental: Consent.

My Secret: I Was One of Those Girls Who Had Sex With Older Men on the Internet

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Yes, there was something wrong, but it wasn't with me, and my cyber sex was nothing more than a symptom of something bigger. It was my way of showing that I felt out of control and helpless.

Why It's Wrong to Condemn The Bachelorette's Nick

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If a man in her same position wouldn't have been embarrassed by it, why should Dorfman? If we're going to argue that Dorfman has the right to sleep with whomever she wants without shame, we can't react as if Viall was wrong to call her out on it.