Tag Archives: slut-shaming

Quick Hit: God’s police in Brooklyn

TweetSouth Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just blocks from the hipster epicenter of Bedford Avenue, is home to one of the most conservative, separatist communities in the country: Satmar Hasidim, an ultra-orthodox arm of Judaism. It’s a famously insular group. But lately, a rogue group within the Satmar community has been making noise. Calling themselves a “modesty committee,” [...]
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British politician and “Absolutely Fabulous” star advise women not to wear short skirts to avoid rape

TweetA Tory (British for Conservative) Member of Parliament from Gloucester basically advised women not to wear short skirts and high heels if they didn’t want to get raped on Friday. MP Richard Graham’s exact words were: “If you are a young woman on her own trying to walk back home through Gloucester Park, early in the morning [...]
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The New Scarlet Letter

TweetSixteen-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle published a measured and searingly honest piece on teenage slut shaming as part of WNYC’s Radio Rookies program. Many a seasoned, mainstreamed journalist could learn from her intelligent, clear coverage of sexual harassment and cyberbullying. She details a single case of a 14-year-old whose boyfriend posted a sexually explicit video of her [...]
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Matt Lauer is gross, Anne Hathaway kicks slut shaming’s ass

TweetAnne Hathaway went the Today show yesterday to promote Les Miserables (which I am ridiculously excited about like the big nerd I am). And Matt Lauer took the interview as an opportunity to be a disgusting, patronizing pig. Hathaway had a “wardrobe malfuction” while getting out of a car at the New York premiere of Les [...]
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Let’s avoid the slut shaming headlines, shall we?

TweetDear American Media, can we not write headlines like this: This Reuters article does something pretty annoying in my view.  It tries to piecemeal a triangle between Paula Broadwell, Jill Kelley and Holly Petraeus, struggling to cobble a narrative arc ultimately leading us down the path to absolve David Petraeus as if Guido Anselmi in Felini’s [...]
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