Posts tagged "slut shaming"

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

Rashida Jones Addresses That Time She Told Other Women To “Stop Acting Like Whores”

You may remember back in October when Our Collective Imaginary Best Friend/”Parks & Rec” actress Rashida Jones gave everyone a big case of the “UGHs” when she took to Twitter to complain about the over-sexualization of female celebrities. In a series of tweets, Rashida mused “she who comes closet to showing the actual inside of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

Chinese High School Bans Colorful Underwear Because Boobs

A Chinese high school has banned girls from wearing “anything but flesh-colored bras and underwear” because colorful delicates are showing through the school’s uniform. Solid-colored bras will evoke one punishment and for patterned bras the punishment will be even higher. Boys, it seems, are still allowed to wear boxer briefs from every color of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2013

Rashida Jones To Other Female Stars: “Stop Acting Like Whores”

Rashida Jones, who is not usually one to court controversy, tweeted that she wishes her fellow female entertainers would “stop acting like whores” and she’s tired that “she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popluar.” She then backtracked with another tweet, “Let me clarify. I don’t shame…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

An Open Letter To The Parents Of SlaneGirl, The Teen Who Gave Blowjobs At The Eminem Concert & Got Slutshamed Across The Internet

Dear The Parents Of SlaneGirl,

I can’t tell you how many conversations I’ve had this week about your daughter. You know her as a baby girl you brought into the world 17 years ago. The Internet knows her as SlaneSlut or SlaneGirl. This week, her full name and photographs of her performing oral…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2013

Teenage Girl Gives Blowjobs At Eminem Concert, Pictures Posted Online, Epic Slut-Shaming Ensues

By now you might have heard about the 17-year-old girl who was photographed giving blowjobs in the crowd at an Eminem concert in Slane, Ireland.

There are supposedly three pictures of her in existence: one showing her performing oral sex on a man and then two others showing her kissing a different ma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2013

LinkedIn Accused Of Slut-Shaming After Removing Ad Of Sexy Engineer

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking website, so it makes sense that many companies would want to advertise their business there. One suggestion: maybe try to not make your engineering ad look a little too much like an ad for an “adult friend.”

The company in question is called TopTal. Their advertisement…

By: Mary Odell / August 7, 2013

Lawsuit: 15-Year-Old Girl Kicked Out Of Summer Camp For Kissing Boy

A family filed a lawsuit yesterday against Camp Emerson, in Hinsdale, Massachusetts, because their 15-year-old daughter was kicked out of summer camp for kissing a boy. The suit, which refers to the Westport, Connecticut, teenager as “Jane Doe,” said she met the boy on something called “court time” when girls and boys play basketball together…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2013

The Soapbox: Feminism Deserves Better Than “Sex-Negative Vs. Sex-Positive”

As a feminist, kinky person and sex commentator, I am the target audience for Jillian Horowitz’s xoJane essay “I’m a Sex-Negative Feminist” — and that’s exactly the point. Part of the site’s “Unpopular Opinion” series, I can only surmise that the essay, like others before it, was written largely with the intention of…

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / July 11, 2013

Study: College-Aged Women Don’t Want To Be Friends With Sluts

Oh good, another depressing study about women and sex! Bring it on.

College-aged women would prefer not to be friends with promiscuous women (defined as having 20 or more sexual partners by their early 20s), even when they themselves have had numerous sexual partners or claim to have liberal views about sex. Thi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2013

Beyoncé On The Cover Of Ms. Causes Controversy

Ms. magazine is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, feminist magazines in America. The mag has occasionally featured celebrities on the cover; Wonder Woman was its very first cover girl, while other cover stars include Meryl Streep, Cher, Cecily Tyson, Ani DiFranco and Pam Grier.

But the mag’s latest cover girl,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2013

Poster Calls For Schools To Stop Shaming Girls For Wearing Shorts And Skirts

Every spring at my high school, as girls would start showing up to school dressed in shorts and skirts, the school administration would busy itself trying to regulate and police what female students were wearing. Shorts and skirts had to be of a certain length or you’d be sent to the nurse’s office and told…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2013

Pink Isn’t Afraid Of The Word “Slut”

“I’m a reformed slut. [Using the word] is my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with, ‘OK, we’ve both decided to do this. Why am I a slut and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.'”
— Pink tells Glamour magazine…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2013

Dealbreaker: The Slut Shamer

I’ve never been fond of being called “nice.” Nice, to me, is a consolation-prize adjective; it’s a lazy descriptor you use for a person who isn’t interesting enough to rate a few more syllables. Nice is for potholders and admirable recycling habits, for neutral weather patterns and cuts of salmon. Even the slightly more enthusiastic,…

By: Jennifer Byrne / April 22, 2013

Conservative Wackadoo Advises Society “Shame” And “Punish” People For Pre-Marital Sex

If you’re wondering where society went wrong, the uber-conservative, anti-gay Family Research Council has an idea: it was when the Supreme Court overturned a law that banned the sale of birth control to — gasp! — unmarried folks.

This week, FRC senior fellow Pat Fagan appeared on the radio show “Washington Watch to blast premarital…

By: Sarah Gray / March 15, 2013

Girl Talk: I Lied To My Gynecologist About My Number Of Sexual Partners

I didn’t think I was ashamed of the number of sexual partners I’ve had in the 20 years I’ve been getting it on until I found myself filling in a number half the true total at a recent gynecologist appointment. Although I know doctors are trained not to judge, and this doctor in particular had…

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / March 14, 2013

Slutty Ashley Judd Is Unfit For Public Office Because We’ve Seen Her Boobs Onscreen, Say Conservatives

“We Saw Your Boobs” is (ugh) having a moment and conservative blog The Daily Caller is allllll too happy to point out that actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd, who is noodling a run for Senator of Kentucky, has shown her boobs on the big screen. Not just her boobs. Judd has had “some raunchy sex…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2013

Mexican Town Bans Slutty, Slutty Miniskirts & Gay, Gay Cross-Dressing

Because no man in the history of the world has ever been able to control his rape-alicious sexual urges, a Mexican town has banned women from wearing slutty, slutty miniskirts.

And they’ve also banned crossdressing. Because, you know, gays.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2013