Both in person and online, slut shaming is way too common an occurrence — and oftentimes, the perpetrator is a fellow female! I took to a secret women-only Facebook group to get some input. Even in just this person group, it seemed a majority had stories to share, ranging from accounts happening only days before to experiences going back years. It messed with me a lot. I had an ex, who was older and pressured me into a lot stuff.
Labels are hard to shift. I know. I pissed myself in class in grade 2. I escaped that identity only when I changed schools. Not pleasant. Not proud.
But in this context, the word slut feels important. Like a kind of reclaiming. In a essay published in the Wall Street Journal last week, a male academic went on at quite some length about how women giving sex up to men too easily was the reason that they were ending up unmarried. Women have sexual desire. Men have emotional needs.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. The Bejeezus Out of Me. The killing spree near Santa Barbara is just one of a series of disturbing recent incidents that have helped to spark an outcry about the persistence of misogyny.