Watch: Franchesca Ramsey explains how slut shaming becomes victim blaming

*Trigger warning*

Last week, comedian Jenna Marbles made a totally unfunny and viciously slut-shaming video called Things I Don’t Understand About Girls: Sluts Edition. Franchesca Ramsey breaks it down–and offers an emotional plea to stop with the victim blaming.

You can read the full transcript at Racialicious.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/acasey/ Elizabeth

    I think we can all agree that rape is wrong/horrible/etc etc. But the piece that seems to be missing from this dialog is it is not ok to slut shame a woman even if she HASN’T been raped. If a woman makes a decision to go home with a strange man and have a one night stand, that is ok too. It’s her body, her life, her decision. You might not make the same choice- but you are not her. So don’t avoid slut shaming because the woman might have been taken advantage of- avoid slut shaming because you are making an ethical judgement about someone that you don’t have a right to.