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'Slut': Gender Policing As Bullying Ritual

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

For girls, "slut" and its derivatives are among the most common and most feared of possible pejoratives hurled in the high-school social arena, equivalent in regulatory power to the "fag" label for boys. Both "slut" and "fag" tell young people that they are doing their gender "wrong."