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Slut Shaming

The One Troubling Line In Jennifer Lawrence's "Sex Crime" Interview

Nick Simmons | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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 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.

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 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.

Target And Sexy Clothes For Girls: Thoughts From A Mom Of Boys

Melissa Fenton | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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.

Elizabeth Banks Wants To Take Shame Out Of The Sex Equation

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment

Elizabeth Banks wants to remove the stigma surrounding female sexuality. In a recent interview with New You magazine, the 40-year-old voiced her c...

Women Need To Stop Blaming Other Women

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Geraldine Estevez

The perception men have of women is skewed, but the perception women have of each other, I dare say, is even worse.

Girlfriends: The Other Women

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Fortunately, I got to go to college in the late '60s. The Second Wave ruled! Birth control was readily available and there were savvy girls from all over the world at UNM. What was even better, they knew nothing about me. Sure, I was a little weird, but weird was in. I could blend. Somewhat.

A Pill By Any Other Name...

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

Changing the way we refer to the pill would not be difficult since most people are unaware of the many available brand names. While star-studded Viagra ads have splashed across the Super Bowl, there have been far fewer efforts to normalize the pill in American advertising.

These Quotes Nail Everything That's Wrong With School Dress Codes

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Teen

"I understand that girls shouldn't be coming to school with their butts or chests hanging out, but there has to be a happy medium."

Heavy Makeup, Fishnets And Short Shorts Don't Make Me Less Of A Feminist

Gabriela Rivera-Morales | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Gabriela Rivera-Morales

You can't convince me that I'm immediately complicit in a sexist system for loving makeup, and wearing booty shorts or itty-bitty crop tops.

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.

Is 'Slut Shaming' an Appropriate Term?

A. Lynn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
A. Lynn

Can we still use the term "slut shaming" to describe a very specific mindset we see exhibited from sexists so frequently without reclaiming it? When we use this term are we inherently using the language of oppressors?

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...

Nina Bahadur

The Real Reason Women Call Each Other 'Sluts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women

Slut-shaming is something all women deal with, whether in the form of criticism for the way they dress or being made to feel bad about their romantic ...