I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet
by Leora Tanenbaum Author
The word slut gets a variety of reactions. While it can be a compliment for the 'virile male', it is an effective weapon against women (sexual or not).
How has that changed in the age of the internet? How can women own a sexual identity in the face of toxic sexual stereotyping? Senior writer and editor for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America shares new research on the topic of the culture of slut-shaming and slut-bashing, analyzing the coping mechanisms young women currently use and paving a new path for them to help eradicate slut-shaming for good.
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