07/11/2014 09:55 am ET

How I Went From Slut-Shamer To Women's Rights Activist

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Spoiler alert: It wasn’t in three easy steps. It took years, research, and the wisdom of countless other women’s voices to convert me. But it started the day I got a sinking feeling in my gut, and decided to follow it wherever it led.

I could give you a list of my Google search history when I was emerging from fundamentalism, but that wouldn’t be the whole story. It starts before that, when I was still in the thick of hands-waving, holy-spirit-praying Christianity. Let me show you a scene in my life as a former slut-shamer.

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