Tag Archives: slut-shaming

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetAir Force brochure on sexual violence tells victims to “submit” (and tells rapists… nothing). More women are getting cosmetic surgery on their arms, and the trend is attributed to the FLOTUS. “As uncomfortable as it is for some parents to imagine their teenage children as sexual beings, that discomfort is no excuse for denying all [...]
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The UnSlut Project

Tweet“It gets better” for LGBTQ youth, but also for young women bullied and called “slut.” The recent suicides of Rehtaeh Parsons, Amanda Todd, Felicia Garcia, and others demonstrate the tragic hopelessness “slut shaming” can create for young girls. By encouraging women who have survived this type of bullying to share their stories and perspectives, The [...]
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“I Hit It First”: The art of hoe shaming

TweetI’ve finally stopped rolling my eyes hard enough to talk about Ray J and his new single “I Hit It First.” This (terrible) track is basically three minutes and 20 seconds of shade thrown at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, based on the well-known fact that Ray J was Kim’s partner in the infamous sex [...]
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Why are teenage rape survivors being driven to suicide?

Tweet*Trigger warning* Just days after Rehtaeh Parsons’ death comes news of an eerily similiar case. Like Parsons, Audrie Pott was 15 years old when she was raped by classmates at a friend’s house. A photo of her assault was also spread among her peers. A week later, Potter committed suicide after posting on her Facebook wall, ”The [...]
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The radical potential and great disappointment of school sexual misconduct boards

TweetIn a development that surprised exactly no one who has been following the recent stories of mishandled sexual violence reports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has agreed to investigate the school’s policies and practices. The investigation is prompted by a complaint filed in [...]
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