Articles about 'slut-shaming'

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Our anonymous author speaks out about her rape and the consequent criminal trial

Anonymous // 22 September 2017

Categories: Features, Violence

Call it out and shout right back

Sarah Bronzite reviews Girl Up by writer and campaigner Laura Bates and hails it as the go-to support manual for every young woman in your life

Sarah Bronzite // 7 August 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

Slut-shamed by my teacher

Lydia Day tells the story of how she was humiliated by a teacher who took exception to the length of her skirt

Lydia Day // 15 April 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Education, Features

CBB Steph, you’re not a ‘slut’ (whatever that means anyway)

Samantha Rea watches Celebrity Big Brother and wonders how a snog can possibly be a scandal in 2016

Guest Blogger // 2 February 2016

Categories: Blog

Overcoming adversity, becoming brilliant

Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming

Joanna Whitehead // 26 October 2015

Categories: Books, Features, Interviews, Reviews

UnSlut project: help finance Slut: A Documentary Film’s post production

This is a guest post by Emily Lindin, co-director of Slut: A Documentary Film After hearing about the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in 2013, I started The UnSlut Project by...

Guest Blogger // 3 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Let’s talk about sex

How can people be reaching 16 without getting useful and relevant sex education? Abigael Watson thinks things need to change so that teens have an understanding of sex that goes beyond the biological explanation from school and the misleading portrayal from porn

Abigael Watson // 23 August 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: The X-Files

Following on from Sara Yasin’s retrospective look back at Dawson’s Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points. Content note: Contains a discussion of attitudes...

Holly Combe // 18 May 2014

Categories: Blog

One step forward, two steps behind

Following on from Sara Yasin's retrospective look back at Dawson's Creek, Melissa Dunne revisits The X-Files and discovers a few feminist sticking points

Melissa Dunne //

Categories: Reviews, Television

No excuses: anti-rape campaign launched in Bristol today

Holly gives details of the this is not an excuse campaign, which calls out victim blaming myths while also linking to help and support

Holly Combe // 21 November 2013

Categories: Blog

The veil debate: why we must respect the autonomy of all women

Raisa Kabir reflects on the lack of Muslim women's voices in recent debates surrounding the full-face veil, arguing against any form of ban and for increased solidarity between Muslim and non-Muslim women

Guest Blogger // 19 September 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: 90210

With its fifth and final series currently showing on E4 in the UK, the US fictional teen drama 90210 has tackled some familiar issues affecting young people. Robyn Harris goes...

Holly Combe // 1 August 2013

Categories: Blog

9021-oh: The harsh truth about victim-blaming in US schools?

With its fifth and final series currently showing on E4 in the UK, the US fictional teen drama 90210 has tackled some familiar issues affecting young people. Robyn Harris goes back to series' two and three to examine two storylines where female characters experience abuse and is disappointed to find the show ultimately doing very little to help dispel victim blaming

Robyn Harris //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Teen Mom

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D‘s review (just posted) explores the cultural landscape behind...

Holly Combe // 25 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Teen public property

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D explores the cultural landscape behind the programme and the hype surrounding her recent sex tape

Chrissy //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Guest song of the day: Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera

A guest post from Amy S. Rushton about Christina Aguilera's classic calling out of sexual double standards and slut shaming

Guest Blogger // 27 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Young women, sexuality, and the internet: why are we surprised that it has all gone tits-up?

Helena Horton argues that girls and young women are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to sexuality

Guest Blogger // 6 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Slutwalk: Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no!

Karis Hanson reports back on an empowering and emotional second London Slutwalk

Guest Blogger // 25 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Sex positivism and slut-shaming in reverse

Louise McCudden discusses the way sex positivism is often twisted and used against feminists who raise concerns about porn and prostitution

Guest Blogger // 16 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Slut-shaming and victim-blaming: the journalist, the vicar and the politician #bbcqt

Philippa writes about an outrageous discussion on Question Time last night, where nearly every speaker on the recent 'grooming' case managed to blame the victims without mentioning the perpetrators.

Philippa Willitts // 11 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Chav-shaming

Ciara O’Connor discusses the intersection of classism and sexism in the reaction to Tulisa’s sex tape. A sex tape of Tulisa Contostavlos, of X-Factor and N-Dubz fame, was leaked a...

Guest Blogger // 23 March 2012

Categories: Blog

You’ll catch your death in that

Hugely successful gaming giant World of Warcraft has introduced a new package that allows even more customisation of player's avatars: including choosing skimpier outfits for female characters. Teri Shelly wonders what it means if she wants her avatar to wear a plate bikini

Terri Shelly // 2 February 2012

Categories: Video Games

All the TARDIS Ladies

Before you settle down to digest your Christmas Dinner with the Doctor Who Special, you might like to consider how the show treats its female characters. Hope Dinsdale investigates

Hope Dinsdale // 22 December 2011

Categories: Television

SlutWalk 2012

A plan is in the works for SlutWalk London 2012; this is interesting because one of the questions – implicit criticisms – we heard as SlutWalks were taking off was,...

Jess McCabe // 23 October 2011

Categories: Blog

“Saint or she-devil?” How about neither?

The case surrounding the horrific murder of Meredith Kercher and subsequent reporting on the convicted (now acquitted) killers is well-trodden ground in terms of feminist critique. I’ve tended to avoid...

Holly Combe // 5 October 2011

Categories: Blog

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