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

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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 directly punish sexuality, but to delineate a broader social standing. And here’s the interesting part: depending on where a young woman landed within the school’s social hierarchy, she used the word “slut” differently to describe her peers.  Keep reading »

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

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. If you have any suggestions of old posts you’d like me to revisit, tell me in the comments or shoot me an email at Jessica@TheFrisky.com. First up …

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

Publication Date: February 2, 2011 Keep reading »

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

Who Is Slanegirl?
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She's an Irish teenager photographed giving blowjobs at a concert. Read More »
Be Sex Positive!
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On Slutshaming
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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 sex on two different men at an Eminem concert made their way around the world. They were posted on every social media site you can think of and shared repeatedly (with little regard to the fact your daughter is under 18 and the images technically constitute child pornography). The two young fellas she fellated have mostly enjoyed high fives from the universe. But your daughter? She’s been called a slut, a whore, a dumb bitch — every stinging slur in the book. She was hospitalized this week from from her reaction to all this negative attention.

When I’ve been thinking about your daughter, I’ve really been thinking about you — her parents.  I’ve been thinking about what I would do or say if I were in your shoes, about you could possibly have to say to her about all this. Keep reading »

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

Zut Alors, French Kissing!
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The French have finally invented a word for "French kissing." Read More »
On Slutshaming
It's about controlling women through guilt and shame. Read More »
No Slutty Friends
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College-aged women don't want to be friends with "sluts," study says. Read More »

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 and that male counselors “kindly and nurturingly encouraged and/or enticed” the boy to kiss Jane Doe. He did and then the pair “went behind the arts and crafts shed and kissed” some more.  She was also accused of taking off her bra and “acting inappropriately,” aka being a teenager with hormones making out with a boy.  While the boy got a high five afterwards from counselors, Jane Doe was allegedly called a “a slut and/or loose and/or fast and/or a tramp” by the camp director. Camp Emerson kicked both kids out and had her escorted off of camp property by a cop. Keep reading »

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

Numbers Don't Matter
How many partners she's had is irrelevant. Read More »
Are You A Slut?
You could ask Rush Limbaugh or you could consult this handy chart. Read More »
On Slutshaming
It's about controlling women through guilt and shame. Read More »
college women dont' want friends who are promiscuous

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. This according to a study of 751 college students by Cornell University. Can you say “hypocrisy”? Keep reading »

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?

Controversies about ‘sluttiness’ have been raging for years, and there’s no sign they’re slowing down anytime soon. A recent study found that women tend to reject the friendship of other women who are perceived as promiscuous. On the television show “Nashville,” Connie Britton’s character, Rayna James, recently worried that she was a slut just for “going to second base” with a guy. Amanda Knox, the American accused of a bizarre murder in Italy, was presumed guilty largely on the premise that she’s a slut, so of course she did it. Read more on Your Tango…

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