We Need To Talk- Slut Shaming

Definition: A form of social stigma applied to people who are perceived to violate traditional expectations for sexual behaviours, commonly applied to women and girls.

Example of common Slut Shaming: Look her bra is showing, she is such a slut.  

Another example of common Slut Shaming: I heard BLANK lost her virginity at 15, what a whore. 

THINK BEFORE YOU SLUT SHAME 

It's time to STOP shaming women and girls for being sexual after society has sexualized us most of our lives. In the words of Clementine Ford " Asking women to respect themselves in order to earn the right to be treated like a human being is total horseshit. But suggesting that you have the RIGHT to treat her exactly how you please because she didn't adhere to your archaic views of feminine propriety is misogyny, plain and simple."

If you are a woman and reading this, chances are you have been a victim of some form of slut shaming in your life. You are worth so much more than your physical appearance or sexual orientation. Who cares if your bra is showing?! Who cares if her dress is too short?! Who cares if you see a woman aggressively making out in public?! Self-respect has nothing to do with sex or nudity. Self-respect means making choices that make YOU HAPPY.  Ask yourself one more question... is it physically hurting you? NOT ITS NOT! The only thing you are doing by slut shaming is setting women's rights back HUNDREDS of years. You may not even notice, but today I urge you to change your mind on the topic once and for all. As human beings, we have to duty to treats others with dignity and respect REGARDLESS of their own life choices.

xoxo

Auria Geskin