Posts tagged "slutshaming"

TLC Slutshames Rihanna, Rihanna Doesn’t GAF

When there's no changing the fact that I'm me, and they're well...they're them. pic.twitter.com/RCF4TqxN69 — Rihanna (@rihanna) June 6, 2014 In an interview in Australia, TLC — the girl group, not the TV channel — slammed Rihanna for wearing revealing clothes, most…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2014

Theater Critic Fired After “Private, Personal” Photos Taken 22 Years Ago Are Posted On Gay Web Site

Mark Shenton, a theater critic for nearly 12 years at UK's Sunday Express, announced in a post on today's web site he was fired. What did Shenton do? Twenty-two years ago, he appeared in some "private, personal (but entirely legal)" photographs taken by a friend in San Francisco. Recently, those images were posted by someone else…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

“Sleepless In Austin” Single Dude Romeo Rose Shares His Racism, Nuttery On HuffPost Live (NSFW)

This HuffPost Live interview with Romeo Rose —the guy behind "Sleepless In Austin," a blog offering money to someone who can introduce him to a woman who fits his absurd list of racist, slut-shaming requirements — doesn't just have me wondering why this one person is sucking up so much media attention with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2013

Gee, I Wonder Why The Man Behind “Sleepless In Austin” Is Still Single

I am desperately hoping Sleepless In Austin — allegedly the work of a photographer named Larry Busby who goes by the name Romeo Rose — is a prank. But given that he's offered $1,500 as a "finder's fee" for the person who finds him a girlfriend and an extra $1,000 if…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2013

The Soapbox: Slutshaming Social Media Mom Kim Hall Needs To Learn Some Appropriate Boundaries With Her Kids

By now you've probably heard about the Is-She-Serious? blog post written by a Christian mother of three sons and one daughter addressed to the teenaged girls her kids are friends with on social media. In the post, "FYI, If You're A Teenage Girl," Kim Hall — who is director of a women'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2013

14-Year-Old Pregnant Rape Victim Slutshamed By Indiana Community

This whole story is horrific: A 13-year-old girl in Ellwood, Indiana, was raped by a 17-year-old and became pregnant. She decided to carry the pregnancy to term because she is against abortion. Now her community has been slutshaming the teen over her traumatic rape and subsequent teen pregnancy, with people writing "slut" and "whore" o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 11, 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? Just read thi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2013

I’m Sorry, What? Katrina Darling Is An Embarrassment For Kate, But Prince Harry Dressed As A Nazi And We’re Cool?

So, by now most of us know that Kate Middleton has a (very distant) cousin named Katrina Darling who is a burlesque dancer. Ms. Darling just posed on the cover of Playboy and some of the words being used by the media to somberly describe how Ms. Middleton feels about this matter…
By: Almie Rose / August 21, 2012

Today’s Lady News: NC County Says Young Women Should Be “Responsible” & Not Have Sex

Dear Man I Am Sleeping With And Other Men I Might Sleep With In The Future: The New Hanover County board of commissioners in North Carolina has turned down a state family planning grant because they decided instead that young women should be "responsible" by not having sex. "If these young women were responsible people…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2012

Rachel Bilson Slut Shames The Slutty Dress Wearer

"I guess I'm not too crazy about slutty dresses. You try something on, and if you feel like a slut, you probably look like one." -- "Hart of Dixie" actress Rachel Bilson, prescribing sluttiness on all of us who would wear slutty dresses. Geez, this is why you probably shouldn't take your style or life…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 29, 2012

Today’s Lady News: BYU Jerk Slut-Shames Fellow Student For Her Dress On Valentine’s Day

Somebody has just cursed himself a lifetime of callused handjobs on Valentine's Day: a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, received a handwritten message from a fellow student this Tuesday telling her, basically, that she was dressed like a slut! As you can see from Brittany Molina's not-at-all-revealing outfit and the snotty letter…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 16, 2012

Meet Our Future First Female President, Maybe

So, apparently this video is a few months old, but I don't care -- YouTube user astrorice is an amazingly articulate and wise 13-year-old girl who impressed the pants off of us with her critical analysis of slut-shaming and rape culture. Astrorice, you inspire! Please watch, learn, and share. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 12, 2012