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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Why I hate Slut shaming

Yes, another one inspired by Stephanie.

There are a few reasons.

Firstly, and foremost, because I think what consenting adults choose to do with other consenting adults is NEVER any of my business.


Second, because it contributes to rape culture.
See when women are shamed for their sexuality, and told that they are less than other women (especially BY other women) you know who are listening? Boys. Boys who are learning by watching slut shaming that some girls "ask for it" by how they are dressed. That girls who dress or act a certain way are not good, are not WORTH anything.
And leads to
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Yep, same attitude.

Do you know who else? Girls. Girls who are being taught the same misogynistic double-standard bullshit that women should not be comfortable in their own body, with their own sexuality or they are "bad".  Women who are being taught that OTHER people should be making decisions for them about sex.  And they are being taught that people are raped because they deserve it, which is why 54% of rapes go unreported.


Thirdly, everyone deserves respect. In fact, even if you do not believe they respect themselves, that does not give you the right to disrespect them.


3 comments:

  1. I am with you on this one Jamie... I was raped by my ex husband and I tried to sweep it under the rug for a year... I finally did something about it but people and the system tried to make it hard. I had to stand up for myself... it wasn't easy... it shouldn't be that difficult...

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    1. It shouldn't be difficult. Our society has a lot of problems. And one of the biggest is how we turn a blind eye to those problems rather than acknowledge and work to try to fix them.

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  2. It's so sad. Thanks for bringing attention to this. We all need to speak up.

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