5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SLUT SHAMING

What we learned from the people interviewed in 'Slut: A Documentary,' which everyone needs to watch. http://tnvge.co/2LTjEAL
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    Too many people have sex before they’re ready
    “Young people ask me all the time, ‘How do I know if I’m ready to have sex?’ If you cannot talk about sex, you are not ready to have sex. If you can’t say to your partner, 'When was the last time you were tested? Can we get tested together? This is what I like when it comes to sex, and this is what I don’t like.’ You should not be having sex, because you need to be able to have those conversations first.” - Dr. Ebony Utley
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    Victim-blaming is offensive to both women AND men
    When someone says the way a woman dresses or looks is somehow the cause of her being attacked, they are also saying that the man attacking her is incapable of being responsible for his reaction to seeing her. I don’t know about you, but I know plenty of men who are capable of looking at a beautiful woman without wanting to rape her.
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    Posting sexy selfies is a sign of successfully learning social rules, and women are punished for it
    “This is a no-win situation for girls and women because we grow up being taught that we are as good as our bodies. That to be an attractive, valuable, desirable woman is to be sexy. So, when they end up taking selfies and posing on their beds and being sexy, what they have done is successfully learned really complicated social rules, and then we tell them that they’re terrible sluts for having learned those rules.” - Dr. Shira Tarrant
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    Women slut-shame other women because they are afraid of being slut-shamed themselves
    "We live in a patriarchal society, and women are trying to find places where they can fit and be acceptable. The best way to do that is to put someone else down. As long as there are 'bitches' over there, as long as there are 'sluts' over there, then you’re safe because you’re not one of them. That’s what makes 'slut' so easy,” explains Dr. Utley.
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    People still don’t understand what consent is
    “Once a woman or a girl gets labeled a slut, then there are still people who think a slut can’t be raped. Once she gave it up, she’s willing to give it up to anyone. She’s given consent,” says Dr. Tarrant. So, basically, there are people who think that if you have sex once, you’re a slut, and therefore you want to have sex all of the time with anyone.