I Am Not a Slut

Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

Author: Leora Tanenbaum

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282603

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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The author of the groundbreaking work Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and “liking.” She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women’s lives. Young women are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as “sluts.” Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages, young women are confused. To fulfill the contradictory roles of being sexy but not slutty, they create an “experienced” identity on social media-even if they are not sexually active—while ironically referring to themselves and their friends as “sluts.” But this strategy can become a weapon used against young women in the hands of peers who circulate rumors and innuendo—elevating age-old slut-shaming to deadly levels, with suicide among bullied teenage girls becoming increasingly common. Now, Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential work on sexual stereotyping to offer fresh insight into the digital and face-to-face worlds contemporary young women inhabit. She shares her new research, involving interviews with a wide range of teenage girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds as well as parents, educators, and academics. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut-shaming for good.
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Misogyny

The New Activism

Author: Gail Ukockis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190876360

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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New aspects of the misogyny that impacts girls and women worldwide continue to emerge every day. However, recent movements (e.g., #MeToo, Time's Up, the Women's March) indicate a strong hunger for a meaningful resource for thoughtful activists. Impassioned but practical, this book discusses the social contexts of misogyny, such as toxic masculinity and rape culture. It traces the history of misogyny and considers its meaning today-what is new and what is old. The author also proposes strategies for effective feminist action. Written for advocates of gender equality who are already aware of misogyny, the book includes Action Steps as tools for activism on both the individual and political levels. Misogyny is a timely text that offers concrete guidance as we strive for the egalitarian society that, despite all setbacks, we are capable of achieving.
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Urban Studies: Border and Mobility

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Studies (ICUS 2017), December 8-9, 2017, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Author: Amin Alamsjah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429017243

Category: Social Science

Page: 545

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4th International Conference on Urban Studies: Border and Mobility focuses on the impacts of urban mobility on issues surrounding borders. It delves into and challenge our preconceptions of order and borders, and about the ways borders create place, space, identity and discourse – in areas as diverse as the academia, advocacy, politics, socio-economic and security in local, national or international levels. This conference aims to assess how the notions of boundaries continue to shape our attitudes to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, identity and security.
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Urban Studies: Border and Mobility

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Studies (ICUS 2017), December 8-9, 2017, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia

Author: Thor Kerr,Bekisizwe Ndimande,Jan Van der Putten,Daniel F. Johnson-Mardones,Diah Ariani Arimbi,Yuni Sari Amalia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429017251

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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This work contains a selection of papers from the International Conference on Urban Studies (ICUS 2017) and is a bi-annual periodical publication containing articles on urban cultural studies based on the international conference organized by the Faculty of Humanities at the Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. This publication contains studies on issues that become phenomena in urban life, including linguistics, literary, identity, gender, architecture, media, locality, globalization, the dynamics of urban society and culture, and urban history. This is an Open Access ebook, and can be found on www.taylorfrancis.com.
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Combatting "Slut" Shaming

Author: Susan Meyer

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508171157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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All types of bullying are toxic, but one kind known as slut shaming can have particularly nasty consequences. Slut shaming supports a culture that tries to control women’s choices. This culture leads to higher rates of sexual assault, depression, and even suicide. Women who are slut shamed online face additional harm to their reputations, particularly in their college and professional careers. This important resource will explain what slut shaming is, why it is so harmful, and how to stop feeding into the culture that supports it.
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I Am a Feminist

Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times

Author: Monique Polak

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459818946

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

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What is feminism? Why does it still matter? What exactly does intersectionality mean? In order to answer these (and many other) questions, I Am a Feminist first examines the history of feminism and then addresses the issues girls and women continue to face today. The book also looks at the ways in which people, especially young people, are working together to create a world where gender equality is a reality, not a dream. The author shares stories about the courageous individuals who have made a difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide. From suffragists to the #MeToo movement, I Am a Feminist encourages readers to stand up and speak out for equality and justice.
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