Posts Tagged ‘slut-shaming’

An Open Letter to Dumb Sluts

Yesterday, Mary Elizabeth Williams wrote an open letter on Broadsheet to all the "celebrities" who appear in leaked sex tapes. Short version: You are all dumb sluts.
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Victim Blaming, In Rape Cases and Fatal Car Accidents

Last night, I re-read Gene Weingarten's Pulitzer Prize-winning feature on parents who accidentally forget their infants in the backseats of their cars, leaving them to swelter to death in the heat. And since I can make connections to rape culture out of practically anything, I was struck by this section in Weingarten's story, about the [...]

Lena Chen on Assault by Photograph

When Lena Chen was a sophomore at Harvard, she started "Sex and the Ivy," a blog devoted to something that most college students do, but few are willing to talk about. On her sex blog, Chen unapologetically aired every taboo of a college student's sex life, from recovering from an eating disorder to recovering a [...]

You’re Drunk. It’s Inside You. It Kind of Hurts. Is It Rape?

When American University students returned to school this fall, student newspaper the Eagle greeted them with a warning. In a piece titled "Sex-perimentation defines Welcome Week," three anonymous sex columnists presented a nightmare college sex scenario:
It’s three in the morning. You have it inside you right now. It kind of hurts. You’ve had one too [...]

This Week In Sexist History: Male Slut-Shaming Edition!

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when men were publicly embarrassed for actin' slutty, because women were too weak to be responsible for their own actions.
This Week in Sexist History:

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