De-Program Yourself from Slut Shaming

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Jul 13, 2015

Slut shaming is one of the deepest internalized prejudices that most people seem to have, regardless of gender. Even with my extremely liberal upbringing and a very conscious effort as an adult to deprogram deep-seated misogyny and macro/microaggressive racism, I still find myself judging other women and my own sexual past harshly at times. We have to start being nicer to ourselves than this. Slut shaming starts at the surface with men and women criticizing a woman’s appearance, but it goes much deeper than that.  Saying that a woman is dressed in too revealing of a way or is looking for attention often leads to victim blaming.  Victim blaming is unacceptable – and it’s what happens when a person says that a heinous act committed against someone is either wholly or partially the victim’s responsibility.

…read more at Wear Your Voice Mag.com

SlutWalkers protest at No 10

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