Saturday, August 03, 2013

Slut, and Slut-Shaming: Important Distinctions

This video deals head-on with the word slut, and how we use it to think about women and make them wrong--and not that they did wrong, but that they are wrong--which is the definition of shame. This video, by John Fugelsang, is very well presented and well worth the 3.75 minutes it takes to watch. This goes right to the heart of how we marginalize women, and it seems particularly timely in light of recent events on Twitter, and the shocking treatment of Caroline Criado-Perez, and many others. Tell me you don't see, on some level, a contribution you make to the status quo on this issue. Yeah. Let's stop that.