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Slut Shaming: The Damaging Consequences

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Slut Shaming: What Are We Teaching?
Historically, a woman was considered the physical
property
of her father and eventually her husband. Her purpose was to serve these men and
obey
their values for her chastity.

The female body was thought of as an object that was reserved for one man- their husband. Female
virginity
continues to hold huge value in society.
He Owns What?!
Sluts Are
Bad
Girls
Female sexuality is a problem
Promiscuous women are sluts.

They have
no
self respect.

They make bad choices.

They have low self-esteem.

They want attention.

They are disgusting.

They have
no
value.
Why are we so threatened by female sexuality?
The Whore
These women
choose
to embrace their sexuality and act on their desires. They may have multiple sexual partners or choose to dress in revealing clothing.

Her reasons for being sexually active might include:
Self-confidence, sexual appetite,
intimacy
, personal
agency
,
or self discovery.
A woman's sexual choices do not define her character.
So What..?
Women are diminished to their sexual
subjectivity
and are denied the opportunity of individualism.


Young girls are taught to avoid
sexual discovery
because they want to be "good girls".



Sex is stripped of any personal pleasure or agency and made out to be a
demeaning
and dirty act for women.
Friday FEMINIST:
Marilyn Frye: The Birdcage of Repression
How Serious is the Problem for Women?
Gayle
Rubin
's “Thinking sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the politics of Sexuality” highlights how
damaging
the fear and negative connotations place on female sexuality can be in society.
Slut shaming
validates
horrors like genital mutilation by confirming that female sexuality is wrong, unnatural, and deserves
punishment
.
The Gender Double Standard
Slut Shaming encourages men to
view women as sexual
objects
.
Rape is about
control
.
Slut Shaming reflects the unjust social system enforced by patriarchal ideals in order to represses women.
Slut
Shaming
removes control from women.
Women are reduced to objects and devalued.
Sluts deserve
punishment
and shame.
Rape Culture tolerates, normalizes, and
condones
violence and repression of women.
Stop Slut Shaming.
Stop
contributing to
rape
culture.
Slut Shaming
is a
Weapon

Against Women

Female Sexuality should not be
considered a negative part of society.
Slut Shaming is the most successful way to prevent women from claiming
ownership
over their own sexuality by making it undesirable.

Female Sexuality is represented as
dirty, unattractive, and
toxic
.




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.
Slut
Shaming
:
http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/what-is-slut-shaming/
Slut Shaming is deeply engrained in both
men
and
women
.

Society has normalized it.
The Madonna
Women who embrace the Madonna side choose to act
conservatively
and follow accepted social scripts in order to avoid being a bad girl or slut.


The Most Extreme:

Female Genital Mutilation
is used as a retaliation against female sexuality.

Young girls in certain countries that are found masturbating have their female sex organs cut off, burned, or sewed closed.
Torture and Abuse are justified and supported because of sexism like slut shaming.
The Most Common:

As a society, we have been conditioned to relate
mental illness
with promiscuous female sexual activity.

When a woman is sexually active or has multiple sexual partners, we immediately label her with low self esteem, "daddy issues", or
recklessness
.
Slutty girls just want attention. They have personal issues.


Men are
praised
for sexual conquests
while women are abused and devalued.
IT
CAN
STOP.
We can stop tolerating the abuse thrown at women who choose to be sexually active.
We can choose to value women
based on their character, not their number of sexual partners.
We can demand for people to acknowledge that Female Genital Mutilation is not a "cultural difference" but an assault of torture and repression against women.
We can stop thinking that women who dress in revealing clothing are asking to be sexually assaulted.
We can stop defining women based on where she hangs out or works.
We can remove words that only carry negative sexual meanings for women out of our vocabulary.
Because any insult that is based on a women's sexuality is shaming her: slut, whore, skank.
We can embrace
female sexuality as a
positive and natural
part of life!
We can teach young girls to value their bodies and make confident choices that they feel comfortable with, instead of making decisions based on what others might call them.
It can stop when we refuse to tolerate people being abused, harassed, or objectified based on their sexuality.
It can stop.

They can't hold us down.

Will you make the choice to
STOP SLUT SHAMING?
Friday Feminist:
"You don't need to worry about a job, you have a boyfriend that will marry you after graduation."
I don't want to look like a slut.
Girls only dress up to get attention from guys.
I would never wear that- she looks like such a slut.
She's just asking for it.
How could anyone like that slut?
She is disgusting...
she sleeps with so many guys.
Only a slut would wear that.
He's only talking to
her because she's a slut.
She sleeps around, she's gross.
I can't believe she had sex with him.
She's a whore.
Checklist for Going Out With Friends:
Look sexy, not slutty... nothing revealing
Avoid other men if you're not with your boyfriend
Don't drink too much
Don't be too friendly
Don't stay out too late
Accept any attention you receive
because you're asking for it by going out
Marilyn Frye's Birdcage of Repression: All the little instances of repression, like the subtle sides of slut shaming, create a cage around women.
Slut Shaming

women for being sexual.
PUNISHES
They are considered sweet, ladylike,
dignified
, and often "sexy without being slutty".

These women reject their sexuality
because embracing it is:
inappropriate, unattractive,
trashy
,
distasteful, or sinful.
(virgin)
how we view sexualized women:
Taylor's a good girl in the music industry!
This girl thinks breasts
are purely sexual,
and therefore bad
to have exposed.
Christina received criticism
for being a bad influence when
she exerted sexual confidence!
She's a slut therefore she's useless and not worth anything but sex.
Young girls don't want to be judged or embarrassed so they stick to what others deem acceptable.
Women who are sexually active are gross and devalued.
"The guy gets all the glory the more he can score,
while a girl can do the same and yet you call her a whore."
Can't Hold Us Down -Christina Aguilera
We teach women how "not to be raped" instead of teaching men not to rape.
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