Posts tagged "slut"

The Slut-Shaming “Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe Endured Is What Women Online Deal With Every Day

As per usual, the penultimate episode of this season of “The Bachelorette,” which aired last night, had Kaitlyn Bristowe coming face-to-face with the suitors she sent packing over the course of the season. But it also had her sitting across from host Chris Harrison as he read a series of hateful, slut-shaming tweets (watch above) that had…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 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

Changes On Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia Page Are Being Traced To The Canadian Defence Department

Someone in the Canadian Defence Department has been editing Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia page to imply that Parsons’ father believed that she had had consensual sex with the two boys who were later convicted child pornography in her case. (Huffington Post)
A letter from ISIS captive Kayla Mueller has been released by her family,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 10, 2015

L’Oréal’s Women In Science Fellowship Is Taking Applications From Lady Scientists

Hey, lady scientists! L’Oréal wants to fund your research! [The Mary Sue]
Why are so many male feminists being accused of rape? [Jezebel]
Here’s a dang good argument for adopting “they” as a singular pronoun. [Feministing]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 4, 2015

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

Flashback: Revisiting The Post “Why I Like Being Called A Slut In Bed”

In one week, I’m celebrating a BIG birthday: 30! In acknowledgment of the fact that I’ve spent over half of my 20s working at The Frisky, I’m going to reach down deep into to archives and revisit some old posts. I’ll examine what I wrote at the time and how that has or hasn’t changed.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2014

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

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

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

Should Women Reclaim The Word “Slut”?

Are you a slut?

It’s a loaded question. What makes a woman a slut? Is the word simply defined as a woman who has casual sex? Does a woman have to have sex with a certain number of partners to be a slut? Does a slut have to be a woman at all?

Controversie…

By: YourTango.com / June 14, 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

The Soapbox: Taylor Swift Is Allowed To Have A Lot Of Boyfriends, OK?

A few years ago, a favorite subject of conversation in pop culture writing was about Taylor Swift’s perceived “slut shaming” in her songs. Need I remind you of the song “Better Than Revenge,” allegedly directed at the actress Camilla Belle for stealing away Joe Jonas, which includes lyrics like “she’s not what you think, she’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2013

Frisky Rant: Slut Shaming Doesn’t Have A Silver Lining

When I sat down to watch “Silver Linings Playbook,” I had high hopes. Friends whose opinions I respect loved the film and praise for her performance has made Jennifer Lawrence a front-runner for Best Actress in this year’s Oscar race. I’ve loved Lawrence since “Winter’s Bone” and I’m constantly amazed by her ability to play…

By: Carrie Nelson / January 28, 2013

High Schooler Shares Heartbreaking Online Slutshaming Problem With NPR

Adults blame victims of sexual crimes and indiscretions, asking “Why was she dressed like that?” or “Why did she drink so much?”

Adults also use the Internet for humiliation, like stocks in the town square.

And lest you forget, children are watching us and mimicking what we do. Don’t believe me?

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

Swedish Teens Riot After Slut-Shaming On Instagram

High school students in Sweden staged a riot after a 17-year-old student posted a question on Instagram asking for “sluts” to be identified, which garnered a list of 200 pictures of 13- and 14-year-old kids. In response, other students — including older siblings — went after the original poster and then rioted in the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2012

How Do We Feel About Pink’s New Song “Slut Like Me”?

A Frisky reader sent me the lyric video for Pink’s new song “Slut Like Me” and asked what I think. To be honest, musically, I think it sucks. But I have a feeling he was asking what I really think about Pink owning the word “slut” and using it to describe herself — which I’m

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2012

20 Sluttiest Things People Have Ever Done

What’s the sluttiest thing you’ve ever done? I’m pretty sure this has come up in conversations more frequently than some might be comfortable with, but I’ve never seen this discussion get so in depth until browsing this thread on Reddit. My sex life feels incredibly tame compared to some of these stories – some are funny,…

By: College Candy / July 6, 2012

10 Lessons Only A Slut Can Teach You

If I could have three wishes from a Genie they would be the following: Jason Giambi would happily agree to have sexwith me, drinking beer would dramatically improve my figure and the word “slut” would lose its negative connotation and become a widely accepted term of endearment far and wide. I’m pretty firm in my…

By: YourTango.com / June 2, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Broke An (Obscure) Florida Law Against Slut-Shaming

God bless Gloria Allred: the attorney has fired off a letter to the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office to notify them that their most noxious resident, Rush Limbaugh, broke the law. (Again.) It turns out Florida has an obscure defamation statue classifying the “false and malicious questioning of a woman’s chastity” as a misdemeanor. Which,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2012
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