Posts tagged "whore"

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 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…

Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 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…

Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 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…

Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

France Considers Prostitution Ban

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is crying into his champagne: politicians are considering a ban on prostitution in France. The law would make it illegal to pay for sex, punishing johns with six month prison sentences and $4,000 fines. Currently a john will only be punished if the prostitute is underage or “particularly vulnerable,” such as from illne…

Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2011

Evening Quickies: Bristol Palin “Whore” Screamer Apologizes

Stephen Hanks, the Hollywood agent/sexist d-bag who screamed at Bristol Palin that her mother is a “whorey whoreface whore,” issued an apology statement to E! News through his lawyer. “I am very passionate about politics, and believe in equality for all Americans,” Hanks said. “I expressed my feelings in an improper manner in the…

Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2011

NC Campaign Ad Shows Female Candidate Applying Mascara And Lipstick Like A Whore

Campaign commercials are getting dirty down south. North Carolina politician Wesley Meredith is challenging State Senator Margaret Dickson for her seat and ran an ad depicting a cash-carrying woman making herself up with lipstick and mascara. You know, like whores do.

Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2010

Krystal Ball’s New Statement About The Scandalous Photos Released Online

Krystal Ball, the 28-year-old Virginia Congressional candidate whose embarrassing private photos were dug up by a right-wing blog and posted on the internet, released the public statement today of my feminist wet dreams.

Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2010

Today’s Lady News: California Candidate Meg Whitman Gets Called A “Whore”

An aide for California’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate called Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate, a “whore” on a voicemail which was accidentally left on a phone. According to the transcript, it sounds like the aide was specifically trying to say Whitman is a whore for pension reform. Whitman’s campaign released a statement calling it “a…

Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Iran Calls French First Lady Carla Bruni A “Prostitute”

A state-run newspaper in Iran called Carla Bruni, the French first lady, a “prostitute” after she penned an open letter to an Iranian woman who is facing the death penalty for adultery. Slut shaming at its finest! [BBC]
DVDs of the Swedish version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” are being sent to…

Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2010

Quotable: Billie Piper Takes Her Work Home With Her

“It’s funny. When [my husband] Laurence and I go out into the countryside, I think a few of the older locals actually believe I’m a whore … They follow him around, they want to mother him …Then they look at me and are like, ‘That slag! How could you dirty yourself with her? She’s corrupted…

Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2010