Excellent article….slut shaming pisses me off.

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Short answer: Slut-shaming, also known as slut-bashing, is the idea of shaming and/or attacking a woman or a girl for being sexual, having one or more sexual partners, acknowledging sexual feelings, and/or acting on sexual feelings. Furthermore, it’s “about the implication that if a woman has sex that traditional society disapproves of, she should feel guilty and inferior” (Alon Levy, Slut Shaming). It is damaging not only to the girls and women targeted, but to women in general an society as a whole. It should be noted that slut-shaming can occur even if the term “slut” itself is not used.

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  1. I feel that most people who ‘slut-shame’ are likely insecure about something of themselves. I just don’t see the point of making somebody feel bad about themselves OR casting stones from a ‘glass house’ just because they have an affinity for sex. A high sex drive is absolutely normal. For some reason the sexualized women depicted in the media are EXTREMELY sensationalized. By that, I mean put on a pedestal, airbrushed, photoshopped to look perfect, and the haters/detractors see that, shun the idea and bitterly roll their eyes, while passing judgment as soon as they can.

    Plain insecure, those that call females ‘sluts’. I think that everybody has a right to an opinion, regardless of how extreme, controversial, hateful or wrong a person from the outside looking in may or may not think it is/be, but blatantly going out of one’s way to label another person a ‘slut’ and ensue to make them feel bad is a completely different story. One person has the absolute RIGHT to think of another person as a slut, that’s fine, that is their thoughts and their mentality (right or wrong), but I can only imagine insecurities and mean-spirited emotions (a mixture) causing a person to make another person feel bad on purpose, without initial provocation from the other person to cause it in the first place.

    I hope that makes sense. I do believe that, more times than not, that it’s easier for a girl to get sex than a guy. Girls are more chased, more approached, more flirted with, so if they are looking to hook up, it’s whether they see the guys approaching them as sexually attractive or not. That’s totally fine. Guys, they need to know how to approach and talk to women and not totally turn them off. A guy needs to develop or hone his skills regarding charisma. If a guy has no ability to confidently speak to women, he’ll have no chance.

    All these insecure people who are into ‘slut-shaming’, they have a problem themselves. Just imagine if the same people spent time exercising, acquiring knowledge and improving themselves as a whole instead of spending their time casting stones from their proverbial glass house!

    Great post. Sorry about the essay above, as well as if I failed to articulate my thoughts (!! Sleep was unattainable last night! Managed to get a few hours, though.)

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