To Slut or Not to Slut? Beyond The Debate

In a new piece for The Guardian entitled “What makes a slut? The only rule, it seems, is being female,” Jessica Valenti succinctly outlines the causes (anything, really) and consequences (rape, suicide, bullying) of slut-shaming. She suggests that efforts to reclaim the word via Slutwalks or any other protest movement failed because they didn’t take into […]

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What Kind Of Slut Are You?

Supposedly some brand of feminism out there is saying that we have reclaimed the word “slut.” In a manner that has supposedly neutralized the effect of racial slurs and homophobic put downs, this once slanderous word has been redefined to entail feminist inclusion and overcoming the sexist attitudes of pop culture. But what, exactly, is […]

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