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The One Four-Letter Word You Won't Find in Obvious Child

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Leora Tanenbaum

The new romantic comedy Obvious Child is about Donna, a young bawdy comedian who has a one-night-stand and becomes pregnant. Unprepared for parenthood emotionally or financially, she has an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Although Donna and her friends live and breathe four-letter words, there's one they never mention.

Women Are Never 'Asking For It,' And These Videos Make That Clear

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.05.2014 | College

Have you ever been called a slut because of an outfit you wore, or called a tease because of the way you "flirted"? What about being told you were "as...

PHOTOS: SlutWalk Chicago 2013

Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Chicago Saturday for the third annual SlutWalk. The first event in Chicago was organized in 2011 as a hat t...

LOOK: SlutWalk Takes Over FIU

| Posted 04.04.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Ily Goyanes Florida International University students, faculty, and women's rights supporters colle...

Slutwalk SF Says No to Victim Blaming

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 11.14.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Slutwalk was born out of outrage, because victims have been told over and over again that if you are raped or sexually assaulted, somehow you may have brought it upon yourself. It is time to take back our rights and make sure we stay protected.

How Legitimate Was My Rape?

Tom Doran | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Tom Doran

Sexual assault is justly considered one of the most serious crimes a person can be accused of. This makes it all the more critical to dispel any ambiguity over what constitutes "rape". To help you navigate through all the confusing, often contradictory definitions of the word, I present this handy questionnaire.

Can Someone Give This Girl's Parents An Award?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

I've discussed the complexity in how we can educate our daughters about slut-shaming. Do we allow them to embrace the word so that it gives them confidence around their sexuality? Or do we teach them that it's a bullying tactic.

WATCH: 13-Year-Old Explains Why Slut Shaming Is Wrong

Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

You know when a girl walks down the hallway wearing a low-cut shirt or short skirt and people start whispering about her outfit? Or when someone start...

A How-to-Guide for a PC Halloween

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

Since any costume malfunction can end up in tragic social-suicide, I'd like to take the time to list a few do's and don'ts for costume choices in and out of the office.

Your Friday Random-Ass Roundup

J.D. Bell | Posted 12.07.2011 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Won't you accept this semi-hearty offering of randomness as an apology for staying away for so long?

Getting Past The Word 'Slut'

Desiree Moodie | Posted 12.07.2011 | Black Voices
Desiree Moodie

I feel the need to say this because the voices of a few from the "community" so easily get taken for the voices of all. For all the time black people spend trying to convince everyone else that we are not a monolith, we need to remind ourselves of that as well.

Ending the SlutWars

Shira Tarrant | Posted 12.06.2011 | Women
Shira Tarrant

It's time to change our culture so that we would never dream of asking, "What was the victim wearing?" It is time that we hold rapists and assaulters accountable because the question is never what was she wearing but why is he raping?

Dear Feminists, Will You Also Be Marching In N***erwalk? Because I Won't.

Keli Goff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

You can't "reclaim" a word defined by a predominant group in power unless you are a part of that group. Just ask all of those people on a mission to "reclaim" the N-word for black Americans or the F-word for gay Americans.

LOOK: Thousands Gather For SlutWalk NYC

Posted 12.03.2011 | New York

There was an other protest Saturday in New York that didn't end with the arrest of 700 people. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Union Square...

Why You Should Take Your Teenager on a SlutWalk

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Fifty
Soraya Chemaly

If going on a SlutWalk is what it takes to expose my children to women and men who are thinking about double standards and marching for equality, then I'll go in six-inch heels.

SlutWalk NYC Doesn't Speak For Everyone

Posted 11.29.2011 | New York

This Saturday activists will gather in Union Square for SlutWalk NYC, an international, anti-rape march that was formed earlier this year in response ...

An Open Letter from Black Women to SlutWalk Organizers

Susan Brison | Posted 09.27.2011 | Black Voices
Susan Brison

We are deeply concerned. As Black women and girls we find no space in SlutWalk, no space for participation and to unequivocally denounce rape and sexual assault as we have experienced it.

What Christians Need To Learn From Sl*twalks

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

Sl*twalk is a protest against a rape culture. Women are speaking out against the understanding with which many of us live -- if you've been raped, molested, abused, or betrayed then you must have done something to deserve it.

New Approach Needed to Combat Sexual Assault and Harassment

Ellen Bravo | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
Ellen Bravo

My friend recently asked whether I could talk to her daughter about how to deal with men leering at her. The daughter is eleven.

Does Facebook Condone A "Culture Of Rape"?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.15.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The First Amendment is often misused and abused. That is the case with this Facebook page (bad grammar and all): "You know shes playing hard to get when your chasing her down an alleyway." To date, it has generated almost 172,000 "likes."

SlutWalk in Philly and WorldWide: Long Overdue Focus on the Blame and Shame of Women

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 10.11.2011 | Women
SaraKay Smullens

All of my professional life, I have spoken out against the shame and blame women have endured for centuries. These young people have found a way to join together and force a new generation to begin to listen in necessary new ways.

Robin Wilkey

When SlutWalkers Take Over San Francisco | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.02.2011 | San Francisco

During a safety forum at Osgood Hall Law School in Toronto in January, police constable Michael Sanguinetti told a room filled with women that to avoi...

Thoughts About Slut Walking

Kate Fridkis | Posted 09.26.2011 | Women
Kate Fridkis

There's something about SlutWalk that makes me a little, little bit uncomfortable.

Ladies, We Have a Problem

New York Times Magazine | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women

I wanted to love SlutWalks, the viral protest movement that began this spring after a Toronto police officer told a group of college women that if the...

Denver Slutwalk 2011: Taking Back the Streets

Nancy Cronk | Posted 09.03.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Hundreds of women and men in Colorado came together Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 to take back the streets of Denver and send two simple messages: rape is a violent crime, not a sexual act, and women never ask to be raped.