Posts tagged "slut shaming"

Who’s Excited For The Most Slut-Shamey Season Of “The Bachelorette” Ever?!

On last night’s second part of “The Bachelorette” premiere, Kaitlyn Bristowe was chosen over Kelly Kapowski Britt Nilsson to continue her journey towards finding a three month relationship, I mean everlasting love. I’m psyched because I genuinely like and relate to Kaitlyn, but after seeing the full preview for what’s ahead, I’m also a little…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2015

Jeremy Renner Doubles Down, Calls Black Widow A Slut Again

Last month, “Avengers” costars Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans found themselves in a bit of hot water when, during an interview, they joked about the character of Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johanasson) being a “slut” and “a complete whore.” The two kinda sorta apologized for demeaning the one leading female superhero of the group,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2015

Don’t Ruin Your Prom Date’s Character By Having Sex With Her, Says Poster

Because apparently, if you have sex with a woman, she loses her ability to be a decent human being. Like magic.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 30, 2015

“The Nightly Show” Takes On Slut-Shaming And It Is Pretty Much Perfect

“The only thing Mo’ne Davis is slutty with is her fastball.”…

By: Megan Reynolds / March 26, 2015

The Soapbox: There Is No Justification For An Adult Raping A Minor

When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child’s mother engaging in sexual acts in the back of his car, I knew it would be a mistake to scroll down to the comments section. I anticipated…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 23, 2015

Yeah, Right, I Take Nudes For Your Attention, Because It Matters So Much To Me

Do I need to link to anything that says “[Fill in the name of a woman] is getting naked on camera for attention”? It’s been said about me. It’s being said about Kim Kardashian. It’s been said about any woman who’s ever voluntarily had a photo taken in any kind of sexualized context, and several…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

Naya Rivera Publicly Slut-Shames Kim Kardashian, As If Anybody Cares What She Thinks About Kim’s Butt

When Kim Kardashian’s ass broke — or did not break, depending on whether you work at The Frisky and your servers are just being slow — the internet, “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, noted Kardashian try-hard, felt the need to share her unsolicited opinion on the matter. When Kim posted her Paper magazine cover featuring her

By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2014

Chris Noth Says Carrie Bradshaw Was “Such A Whore” And My Eyes Just Rolled Out Of My Damn Head

Rumors abound about the possibility of a third “Sex and the City” movie, so now Christ Noth (aka Mr. Big) is being interviewed and saying dumb shit. I can’t comment on Noth’s history of saying dumb shit in interviews because I don’t generally pay attention to “Sex and the City” news, but this interview excerpt…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Frisky Rant: My Boobs Are Not A Threat To Your Marriage

Recently blogger Lauren of Apples and Band-Aids caused an uproar among bloggers when she wrote a post claiming that racy social media images by sexy female strangers were a threat to her marriage. To wit:
When your bare shoulders and stretchmark-less bellies and tanned legs pop up, I not only worry if my husband

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / July 25, 2014

I Have A Message For Floyd Mayweather

In my world, how you’re addressed lies on your actions and attitudes, and yours are sexist, victim-blaming, archaic, slut-shaming and all around offensive. Ergo, FUCK OFF, Floyd Mayweather.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 15, 2014

Utah High School Photoshops “Modesty” Into Girls’ Yearbook Photos

A high school in Utah has Photoshopped longer sleeves and higher necklines onto female students in its yearbook. Student Shelby Baum, above, even had a tattoo on her collarbone airbrushed out of her photo. Baum and other female students said  that many other students had their pictures Photoshopped without their consent, which they say…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2014

What Women Mean When We Call Each Other “Sluts” And “Whores”

It’s no secret that women use the words “slut” and “whore” to describe other women. Now, a new study of college-aged women sheds more light on just why young women use these slurs. You might be as surprised as I was to find out what’s really at play here: the slur is not meant to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2014

Monica Lewinsky Opens Up To Vanity Fair About Slut-Shaming, Humilation And … Beyoncé

You only need to look at the front page of The New York Times to find out what Bill and Hillary Clinton accomplish on a daily basis. But what about someone who used to be in the headlines every single day, followed by years of near-silence?

For the first time ever, Monica Lewinsky…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2014

Frisky Rant: “Walk Of Shame”‘s Problematic Plot Shames Sex Workers & Drug Addicts For Cheap Laughs

Oh, I wanted to like “Walk Of Shame.” I wanted to love it. What’s not to love about a movie starring Elizabeth Banks, Gillian Jacobs and Tig Notaro? I was ready for a hilarious rom-com starring several of my favorite funny ladies.

Instead, in the screening room, I sat next to my friend…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2014

The Soapbox: Porn Stars Learn They Can’t Bank On Chase

I’ve written before about issues around payment processors and the sex industry, how businesses like Paypal, WePay and Google Wallet were shutting anyone they suspected of sex work out of using their services.

Well, turns out that a trickle down effect is happening within the banking world, as Chase recently sent letters out to…

By: Kitty Stryker / April 23, 2014

Awesome Kickstarter Project Wants To Launch A Line Of Female-Centered Condom Cases

Janice Chan, a Brooklyn lawyer-turned-entrepreneur (read: badass) is tired of the judgment women sometimes receive for carrying condoms. She also didn’t like storing her condoms in fancy business card cases or makeup bags when going out, but the only condom cases she found on the market were geared toward men. Now she’s created a company called…

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Melissa Gira Grant, Author Of Playing The Whore: The Work Of Sex Work

If you’ve done any reading on the Internet about the business of sex work, chances are you’ve come across Melissa Gira Grant. She’s written about sex, politics, labor and tech everywhere from the UK’s Guardian to The Atlantic  to Jezebel and Valleywag, making her one of the top intellectuals to turn to when America need…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2014

8 Reasons More Women Don’t Write About Sex

Like many daydreamers, I often think about time periods other than the one I’m currently living in that I would most likely enjoy. I usually settle on the roaring ’20s (it’s easy to get caught up in how cute everyone would look with flapper dresses and bobbed hair). Then I remember, of course, what the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2014

Bank Of America Sends The Most Slut-Shaming Credit Card Offer Of All Time

When freelance writer Lisa McIntire’s mother received this Bank of America credit card offer addressed to her daughter, “Lisa Is a Slut McIntire,” she was understandably disturbed.  She immediately texted Lisa, who promptly shared the photos of her offensive credit card offer on Twitter. Is this like the corporate equivalent of tee-peeing someone’s house? How…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 7, 2014

Elementary School Teacher Kaitlin Pearson Suspended After Semi-Nude Modeling Photos Anonymously Sent To Boss

Grossness: some douchebag anonymously mailed semi-nude modeling photos of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, elementary school special needs assistant Kaitlin Pearson to her employer and local newspaper. And now the 23-year-old’s side-career of modeling may cost her her job. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2014
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