Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest
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Slut-shaming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slut shaming (also hyphenated, as slut-shaming) is a label for social control of sexuality by exposing a person to shame for engaging in—or being perceived to engage in—unlawful, abnormal or unethical sexual behavior. Some behaviors and events which may expose women to "slut-shaming" include dressing immodestly or provocatively, requesting birth control,[1][2][3] having premarital or casual sex, or being raped or sexually assaulted.[4]

Slut shaming is defined by many as a process in which women are attacked for their transgression of accepted codes of sexual conduct,[5] i.e., of admonishing them for behavior or desires that are more sexual than society finds acceptable.[6]Emily Bazelon says that slut shaming is "retrograde, the opposite of feminist. Calling a girl a slut warns her that there's a line: she can be sexual but not too sexual."[7]

Many have stated that slut shaming is used against women by both men and women.[8] Jessica Ringrose has argued that it functions among women as a way of sublimating sexual jealousy "into a socially acceptable form of social critique of girls' sexual expression."[5] Some also use this term to describe what they call victim blaming for rape and sexual assault, e.g. by stating that the crime was caused (either in part or in full) by the woman wearing revealing clothing or previously acting in a forward, sexual manner, before not consenting to sex,[4] and thereby absolving the perpetrator of guilt.

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Girl (17) 'distraught' after sex act pictures posted online - Independent.ie

Girl (17) 'distraught' after sex act pictures posted online - Independent.ie | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
A SCHOOLGIRL was being examined in hospital last night as gardai launched an investigation after images of her performing a sex act on a boy were posted on the internet.
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In addition to the alleged sexual assault, this teenage girl is emotionally distraught due to the nature of the international slut-shaming she has been subjected too. As you notice, here in Little Rock, Arkansas, I am commenting on her very public mistakes. In the past, teenagers had the opportunity to make mistakes before only a few, social media has made mistakes available for the public with a simple click. Though this too will past, the damage of slut-shaming has taken place for this young woman web wide.
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Kate Andrews - Editor-In-Chief of Mises Institute in Canada Advocates "Slut-Shaming"

Kate Andrews - Editor-In-Chief of Mises Institute in Canada Advocates "Slut-Shaming" | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
“Slut-shaming now, slut-shaming tomorrow, slut-shaming forever.”
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Miller's comments were matched with outrage by some. The public spoke back condeming Miller's posting and opposing the use of slut-shaming.

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Pink Embraces the Word 'Slut' and We Should Too

Pink Embraces the Word 'Slut' and We Should Too | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
It's amazing how many words exist in the English language for a woman who enjoys sex -- and how few exist for a man who does the same.
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Celebrites have also joined the fight by speaking on slut-shaming. Fitting with the "in your face" tactics of The Backbone Zone, recording artist Pink shares her experiences and insights with the word "slut." The singer attempts to reclaim the word "slut" as a word of positivity. As viewed in the comments below the article, some support Pink's gestures while others are enraged by her language. Social media makes controversial comments like Pink's into full fledged debates. Other attempts to embrace the term "slut" have included the famous SlutWalks.

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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Social Media Toolkit

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It is evident that slut-shaming is widespread by the individual users of social media, but what about the organizations of social media? This document lays a framework for using social media for social change. It is a resource for non-profit agencies in Texas who wish to promote sexual assault prevention by engaging people in the language of gender norms and the implications of those norms on perceptions of women. The central idea of this organization is that slut-shaming aids in sexual assault. The organization attempts to communicate through social media as a power tool preventing slut-shaming and, thus, sexual assault.

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Funny “Backbone Zone” Campaign Teaches Students Not To Use Sexist And Homophobic Language

Funny “Backbone Zone” Campaign Teaches Students Not To Use Sexist And Homophobic Language | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
Name-calling has always been unfortunately common in elementary, middle, and high schools, but in recent years, people have begun to realize that it’s not just part of growing up, but a serious problem.
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This brief magazine article has collected the majority of The Backbone Zone public service advertisements that have been released to date. The advertisments are "in your face" and it works.

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Recording Now Available - "Slut Shaming - How Can We Stop It?" - Expert Panel Discussion - Creative Sexuality Education Corp - Online Classes for Adults

Recording Now Available - "Slut Shaming - How Can We Stop It?" - Expert Panel Discussion - Creative Sexuality Education Corp - Online Classes for Adults | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
Enjoy live webcast classes, demos, and private coaching with leading adult sexuality educators and experts worldwide
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This online panel of women was created to discuss slut-shaming and its effects on teenage girls, self-esteem, and gender norms. The members of the panel provide their insight on slut-shaming and address possible starting points for solutions to this ongoing problem. The promotion of the Unslut Project is one of those solutions.

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The UnSlut Project is the "It Gets Better" of Slut-Shaming

The UnSlut Project is the "It Gets Better" of Slut-Shaming | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
When Emily Lindin was 11 years old, her classmates decided that she was a slut. For the next few years, she was “harassed incessantly at school, after school, and online,” she says.
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This article provides the background information to "The Unslut Project."

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SlutWalk Toronto

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BECAUSE WE’VE HAD ENOUGH!

On January 24th, 2011, a representative of the Toronto Police gave...
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The SlutWalk Facebook page of the original movement in Toronto regularly posts information condemning occurrences of slut-shaming, sexist language, and sexual assault in the public domain.

 

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Slane Girl Controversy Goes Viral — Thanks to This Online Mega Site

Slane Girl Controversy Goes Viral — Thanks to This Online Mega Site | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
Recent online coverage of the Slane Girl controversy points to the fact that internet bullying and online slut-shaming are major issues in our online generation.
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This classic example of slut-shaming is a fitting introduction into our conversation on slut-shaming. A teenage girl was caught on camera giving oral sex at a concert. The image was uploaded and spread through Twitter and Instagram through the use of hashtags. The popularity of the image lead to the publishing of a BuzzFeed article further publicizing the incident and the teenage girl. The social site actually contributed to the slut-shaming.While most social media websites are merely platforms where users exploit others through slut-shaming, this particular sites acted as a bully itself.

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Miller's Genuine Draft: Why Slut-Shame

Miller's Genuine Draft: Why Slut-Shame | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
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While everyday teenage girls are slut-shamed on the web, celebrities are no exception. In this blog posting, the Editor-In-Chief of Mises Institute in Canada clearly advocates slut-shaming and defends his choice.

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Miley Cyrus and the issues of slut-shaming and racial condescension

Miley Cyrus and the issues of slut-shaming and racial condescension | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
Miley Cyrus is America’s worst nightmare. Last night, with her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, she proved that many people in this country are still pre-occupied with slut-shaming and...
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This article is the opposite of Miller's, defending Miley Cyrus's actions and speaking against "slut-shaming."

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'Slut': Gender Policing As Bullying Ritual

'Slut': Gender Policing As Bullying Ritual | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
For girls, "slut" and its derivatives are among the most common and most feared of possible pejoratives hurled in the high-school social arena, equivalent in regulatory power to the "fag" label for boys.
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This blog posting argues against both Miller and Pink's comments on slut-shaming by protesting for the consistent acknowledgment of slut-shaming as a bullying practice. It also argues for the acknowledgement of gender norms and societal standards that have made slut-shaming acceptable.

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The Backbone Zone

A project promoting bystander intervention
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The Backbone Zone is one example of putting the plans outlines in the SAAP toolkit into practice. The Backbone Zone is a branch of a larger project called "The Bystander Project" which aims to encourage teens to stand up against bullying, specifically sexist and homophobic language. The Backbone Zone is the more radical form of the campaign, focusing on the shock affect to capture attention. This Prezi presentation was created by a member of The Backbone Zone to educate people on the purpose of The Backbone Zone and promote the use of its campaigning strategies amongst organizations.

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The Backbone Zone

The Backbone Zone | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
In 2009, Maine high school students reported that over 13 percent had been forced to have sexual...
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The Facebook page of The Backbone Zone posts content, information, and news about sexist and homophobic language and behaviors. The page illustrates negative occurrences as well as positive movements of social change striking against this form of bullying.

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THE UNSLUT PROJECT

THE UNSLUT PROJECT | Slut-Shaming: The Social Media Protest | Scoop.it
Contact Emily Lindin. Emily Lindin and The UnSlut Project in the Press. RSS: Subscribe Follow...
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The Unslut Project is a blog created by a woman who grew up being called a slut and recorded her experiences in a diary.As an adult, she began to write about her experiences online.

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Slut: A Documentary Film

A film about the dangerous reality of sexual bullying and slut shaming in our schools, communities, media, and culture.
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This is the Kickstarter page of The Unslut Project which reached its goal of $18,000 to create a documentary based on the blog postings from The Unslut Project blog.

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The Official Website of SlutWalkDC

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In 2011, a Toronto police representative made a public statement addressing crime safety on a college campus. The representative stated that women should avoid dressing like sluts to victimize themselves. The enraged flocked to social media and gathered to carry out the first SlutWalk. SlutWalks have spread. This site is the official site of the D.C. SlutWalk. SlutWalks protest against the idea that sexual assault is the fault of victims because of their attire.

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