All of this has led to a big question: Why? Why do so many women agree to unwanted sex? One answer is that their conditioning starts young.
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If you're asking "What is slut shaming? September 9, Rebecca Sedwick12, jumped to her death after being tormented relentlessly about how far she'd gone with a boy she had dated. December 9, Jessica Laney16, hung herself after being called a slut and whore online.
That's how author Leora Tanenbaum sums up the sexual double standard. Tanenbaum has spent the past two decades researching the word "slut" and how the label is used to shame and police young women, and female sexuality as a whole. Her first book on the subject, Slut!
I feel the word slut and words related to this are being used too casually by young students at schools. Due to the explicit content, my English teacher felt she had to tell the students they were allowed to leave the classroom if they were too offended by the word slut—and some boys did. Here is what I said to my fellow peers.
The TikTok opens on a teen girl with half-green, half-black hair, a compact of pink blush in one hand and a brush in the other. As she mouths along with the words, she cakes the blush on her cheeks and her nose, making her look like she spent too long in the sun. TikTok lets users make videos up to 15 seconds long, set either to popular music or sounds they upload themselves.
Slut-shaming is the practice of criticizing people, especially women and girls, who are perceived to violate expectations of behavior and appearance regarding issues related to sexuality. Examples of slut-shaming include being criticized or punished for violating dress code policies by dressing in perceived sexually provocative ways, requesting access to birth control   having premaritalcasualor promiscuous sex, engaging in prostitution  or when being victim blamed for being raped or otherwise sexually assaulted. Slut-shaming involves criticizing women for their transgression of accepted codes of sexual conduct,  i.
I've been going to the same camp since fifth grade. My friends and I were considered the "second cool bunk" —- the quirky girls, mostly from New York who didn't really hang out with the boys that much. The "first tier" girls were the hot girls.
Leora Tanenbaum is not a slut. That didn't stop her from being labeled as such during her years in school, nor did it stop her from being bullied for her sexuality -- just like countless other young women across the country. As a result of her own "slut-bashing," a term she coined in her first book, " Slut!