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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 ...

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.

The 12-Year-Old Slut Meme and Facebook's Misogyny Problem

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

Facebook doesn't have a word problem. Or a terms problem. Or a censorship problem. It has a sexism problem.

No, Women Aren't the New Men

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.04.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Gender equality is not for women to "overtake" men or actually be men. What's happening is that women are getting more choices and more confidence to make those choices. What's happening is the decline of expectations, long and slow though it may be.

Limbaugh Is Sorry for Calling Fluke a "Slut," But Why Were We ALL Sorry, Too?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.09.2012 | Media
Marianne Mollmann

If we say that slut is a bad word, we are implicitly saying it is bad for women to want to have sex. If we say that prostitute is a bad word, we are saying that taking money for sex is an insult. Neither is automatically true.

Why Aren't Men More Outraged by the Oral Contraceptives Debate?

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.09.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

So here's the question, guys: Why is this considered a "women's issue"?

Birth Control Isn't Really About "Women's Health." It's About...

Pamela Haag | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Pamela Haag

We tiptoe around the heterosexual woman's unsightly libido, and end up with an oddly euphemized rhetoric, a defense of birth control that seems to involve no sex, desire, sperm, or men.

For Divorcees, Is It 'Survival Of The Sluttiest'?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 11.03.2011 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

Since I left my husband I have been unable to do a number of things -- the most frustrating lost skill is the ability to date. After nine years in a ...

Interview With Porn Scholar, Part 2: Business and Culture

Jackson Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jackson Katz

There has been precious little critical debate or dialogue about pornography in mainstream media, which is striking when you consider what a ubiquitous cultural phenomenon it is.