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BYU Student Challenges 'No Sex' Policy and Church's Treatment of Women

Brigham Young University student Keli Byers penned a bold open letter for Cosmopolitan this month, in which she challenges her school's regressive, anti-woman ban on sex. It's an incredibly brave move, considering that, as a teen, Byers was suspended from church for being sexually assaulted by an older Mormon… »8/13/14 4:30pm8/13/14 4:30pm

'Slut-Shaming' Has Been Tossed Around So Much, It's Lost All Meaning

We need to talk about "slut-shaming." As a term, it's enjoyed a rapid proliferation —likely because it's useful and very pertinent to the experience of being a woman. The phrase "slut-shaming" takes an insidious, malignant cultural tendency to police, judge and condemn women for being comfortable with their own… »12/12/13 11:50am12/12/13 11:50am

Woman Scolded By Doctor For Having A Hickey, Being a Big Slutty Slut

Texas Governor Rick Perry has already solidified his place in the annals of women's history as the has the political equivalent of scheisse porn *don't Google that*. But as frustrating as it is to read about Perry's antics from elsewhere, what Texas women face in Perry's disastrous wake is much, much worse. »9/17/13 10:30pm9/17/13 10:30pm

Short-Shorts-Wearing Dad Pushes Dangerous 'Modest Is Hottest' Agenda

The weight of the entire world's sexuality is on the shoulders of teen girls. Or is it their legs? It seems like all day long we in a frenzy over their dark magical powers. Do they know what they are doing? Are they doing it ON PURPOSE? Because from the Salem witch trials to the modern day devil harlots, girls have… »9/14/13 1:30pm9/14/13 1:30pm

Amazing! White Liberal Dude Apologizes for Sexist Comment

If we were to envision Twitter as a vast, wind-torched desert in which bedraggled humans scrounge for any semblance of meaning or purpose, then insensitive Tweets penned by privileged white "liberal" dudes are like the water-conserving plants speckling the landscape. They should not be able to thrive and propagate… »7/31/13 5:40pm7/31/13 5:40pm

If 'Rape Warnings' Belong on Alcohol Products, These Warnings Do Too

According to a recent study, girls as young as thirteen are consuming as much alcohol as early as boys. If you're a reasonable human person over the age of, like, sixteen (+/- 2 years), your response to this tidbit will most likely be, "That seems unhealthy that children as young as thirteen are consuming alcoholic… »6/10/13 7:45pm6/10/13 7:45pm

Slut Shaming and Concern Trolling in Geek Culture

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Last month, science geek and costumer Emily Finke attended a sci fi convention dressed in a screen-accurate uniform from Star Trek: TOS, where she was met with microaggression, mock-concern and men intent on outing her as a Fake Geek Girl. So she decided to write something, "because I haven't caused enough flame wars… »6/07/13 11:54am6/07/13 11:54am

Chrissy Teigen, You Are Ignorant and Know Nothing About 'Sluts'

Model Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter yesterday, to call someone a whore and was promptly accused by her followers of slut-shaming. She responded with a full-on, crazy-ass ignorant rant for hours that began with: "uh 1, i'm too old to know the term 'slut shaming' and 2, what the fuck is wrong with slut shaming." Uh 1,… »5/15/13 6:00pm5/15/13 6:00pm

Super Brave Woman Tumbls Diary From Her Slut-Shamed Adolescence

Once you get some chronological and emotional distance from the arbitrary cruelty of middle school, it's easy to write off your tormentors because these days they're posting Facebook selfies of themselves drinking sizzurp as their toddler watches Caillou in the background. But that shit, in real time, was rough. »4/27/13 1:30pm4/27/13 1:30pm

'Slut-Shaming Fatigue': Because This Crap Has Got to Stop

It may be freezing cold outside, but as the store windows remind us, spring is on its way. Along with the Easter bunny and the return of baseball, the rapidly approaching season is sure to bring a new round of hand-wringing and pearl-clutching about young women's "immodest" attire. The viral response this month to… »1/28/13 4:00pm1/28/13 4:00pm

Internet-Famous Person Jenna Marbles Has Some Interesting Feelings About Sluts

The wacky musings of 26-year-old Jenna Mourey, vlogger moniker Jenna Marbles, usually accompanied by little more than her dogs, a few props and her living room wall in Santa Monica, have made her the fifth-most popular YouTube presence to date. I've watched her videos before—How To Trick People Into Thinking You're… »12/15/12 12:45pm12/15/12 12:45pm

Pepperdine Student Paper Publishes Insane Piece on Dangers of Dressing Like a Slut on Halloween

Pepperdine University is a private Christian college overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the celebrity-enclave of Malibu, CA. The school is known for its sports teams, mandatory attendance at spiritual events, and for its strong journalism department — with "Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs" majors… »10/29/12 11:15am10/29/12 11:15am