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3 New Words for 'Whore'

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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.

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

Signe Whitson | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Hey, 'Slut': You've Got Mail!

Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

A California writer received a highly unusual credit card offer from Bank of America this week: It was addressed to “Lisa is a Slut McIntire.” ...

Pink Embraces the Word 'Slut' and We Should Too

Ashley Knierim | Posted 10.14.2013 | Celebrity
Ashley Knierim

It's amazing how many words exist in the English language for a woman who enjoys sex -- and how few exist for a man who does the same.

Hey Klout: I'm Not a Grilled Onion Cheddar Sandwich Ho

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Come on, Klout. It's going to take more than a Grilled Onion Cheddar sandwich to get me on my knees, social-media-wise.

Mistresses of Our Own Domain: Behind the Myth of Hookup Culture

Erica Grossman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Erica Grossman

America is obsessed with sex. And not in a good way.

Being a Woman Part II: The Mystical Side--"The Salt God's Daughter" by Ilie Ruby

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Leora Tanenbaum

There are many other aspects to being a woman -- to being human -- that can't be expressed through memoir. For an alternate narrative experience, read the novel The Salt God's Daughter by Ilie Ruby -- a lyrical, luxuriantly mystical meditation on being female.

Women Are NOT Stupid

Libby Mitchell | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Libby Mitchell

The sponsors of every one of these anti-abortion and anti-contraception bills says they aren't trying to stop abortion, but instead are just trying to make women more "aware" of what is happening in their wombs, and what will happen if they undergo an abortion.

Rush Limbaugh -- Sluts, Prostitutes or Just a Pack of Lies?

Juliet Jeske | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Juliet Jeske

Rush Limbaugh might have finally gone too far. Attacking half of the adult population directly is not always the best game plan for winning over converts to his cause.

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.

How to Honor Rush Limbaugh on International Women's Day (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Co-Authored by Jesse Lava As of this writing, 49 sponsors have pulled out of The Rush Limbaugh Show after his repeated demeaning remarks about George...

Rush Limbaugh's Words Too Offensive For Dept. Of Defense

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

My email was rejected by the Pentagon's email server. Why? Because it contained "Banned Words," the same words uttered by Rush Limbaugh -- on the American Forces Radio & Television Network.

Why We Need to Abolish This Word

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

We can take this moment to let companies know we will not support them if they support this kind of demeaning speech in the media.

Rush Limbaugh, Don't You Dare Mess With Our Daugthers

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.05.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Parents everywhere should be proud of Sandra Fluke. Because she is everyone's daughter.

A Challenge to Rush: Prove Your Ratings

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.04.2012 | Media
Cenk Uygur

How many listeners does Rush Limbaugh have? Well, in the press there are only two numbers you'll ever see -- 20 million or 15 million. I've got news for you -- those numbers are a total fabrication.

Thank You, Rush Limbaugh

Lisa Wexler | Posted 05.03.2012 | Women
Lisa Wexler

Because you called Sandra Fluke a slut for exercising her right to speak up and demand birth control, you have stripped the word of its traditional, cruel meaning. All women who have ever attempted to decide when and how many children they would have, and with whom, are now sluts.

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...

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.

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.

What Do "Sluts" and "Feminists" Have in Common? They're Both Taking Down the Women's Movement

Christine Bronstein | Posted 07.27.2011 | Media
Christine Bronstein

Can women be self-proclaimed sluts and still call for suspension of Ed Shultz? Yes we can. Can women support those marching for slutdom even if we don't totally agree with their views or tactics? Yes we can. But we are not.

Twice Divorced, Double Trouble?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

There are lots of different reasons why couples call it quits but no matter how or why, all divorced people have one thing in common -- being asked, "So, why did you get divorced?"

What's Love Got To Do With It? (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For many years, romantic comedies have had a double standard. If a man slept around, he was hailed as a charmer, a lover boy, or someone who was just ...

The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage: Preface

Roxana Shirazi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Roxana Shirazi

A female's pursuit of sexual pleasure is still seen as a negative characteristic, making her a "bad" human being. A female is not defined in terms of her humanity, but in terms of her sex life.

Two So-Called Sluts, Two Deaths, Only One Uproar

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leora Tanenbaum

Two high school girls were relentlessly harassed as "sluts" by their peers in school and committed suicide as a result: Hope Witsell in rural Florida and now Phoebe Prince in South Hadley, MA.