Your Weekly Slut Roundup

From sex workers to women who use birth control or just, you know, anyone at all on the feminine spectrum, no one is safe from the slings and arrows of the S-word. Our weekly “slut roundup” is a snapshot of recent news items where the term has popped up, from stories on slut-shaming and sexist bigotry to any relevant sex positive pieces as well.

This week, we have one writer encouraging us to embrace our inner slut, another revealing how the word is manipulated to delineate status boundaries between women, a behind-the-scenes look at Toronto’s latest SlutWalk, a South African magazine’s controversial slut poll, and a look at Michelle Bachmann’s new mini-me in Minneapolis.

“Why Women Should Embrace Their Inner Slut” (HuffPo UK)

“There Is No Such Thing As A Slut” (Al Jazeera America)

“Scene: SlutWalk 2014” (Torontoist)

“Grazia ‘slut’ gets shamed” (Mail & Guardian)

“Minnesota State House Candidate Presents A Prairie Home Slut-Shaming Companion” (Wonkette)