Download I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet by Leora Tanenbaum PDF

By Leora Tanenbaum

The writer of the groundbreaking paintings Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming within the age of sexting, tweeting, and “liking.” She exhibits that the sexual double general is extra risky than ever sooner than and gives knowledge and techniques for easing its damaging results on younger women’s lives.

Young girls are inspired to precise themselves sexually. but after they do, they're derided as “sluts.” stuck in a double bind of combined sexual messages, younger ladies are careworn. to satisfy the contradictory roles of being horny yet no longer slutty, they carry an “experienced” id on social media-even in the event that they aren't sexually active—while satirically relating themselves and their pals as “sluts.”

But this method can develop into a weapon used opposed to younger women within the fingers of comrades who movement rumors and innuendo—elevating age-old slut-shaming to lethal degrees, with suicide between bullied teenage women turning into more and more universal. Now, Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential paintings on sexual stereotyping to supply clean perception into the electronic and face-to-face worlds modern younger ladies inhabit. She stocks her new examine, regarding interviews with a variety of teenage women and younger women from numerous backgrounds in addition to mom and dad, educators, and lecturers. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms younger ladies presently use and issues them in a brand new course to eliminate slut-shaming for strong.

Show description

Read Online or Download I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet PDF

Best feminism books

The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader

Born within the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, self reliant pupil and artistic author Gloria E. Anzaldua used to be an across the world acclaimed cultural theorist. because the writer of "Borderlands/La frontera: the hot Mestiza", Anzaldua performed an incredible position in shaping modern Chicano/a and lesbian/queer theories and identities.

A Short Residence in Sweden & Memoirs of the Author of 'The Rights of Woman'

In those heavily associated works - a shuttle booklet and a biography of its writer - we witness a relocating come across among of the main bold and unique minds of the past due eighteenth century: a brief place of dwelling in Sweden is the list of Wollstonecraft's final trip looking for happiness, into the distant and gorgeous backwoods of Scandinavia.

Men Explain Things to Me

In males clarify issues to Me, Rebecca Solnit takes at the conversations among males who wrongly suppose they be aware of issues and wrongly think girls don't. the final word challenge, she indicates in her comedian, scathing essay, is girl self-doubt and the silencing of women.

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the writer of fourteen books approximately civil society, well known energy, uprisings, artwork, atmosphere, position, excitement, politics, desire, and reminiscence, such a lot lately The far flung within reach, a booklet on empathy and storytelling. She is a Harper's journal contributing editor.

Performing Sex: The Making and Unmaking of Women's Erotic Lives

Stuck among postsexual revolution celebrations of development and alarmingly regressive new modes of disempowerment, the 40 girls interviewed in appearing intercourse provide a candid and provocative portrait of liberated intercourse in the US.

Through this nuanced and complicated research, Breanne Fahs demonstrates that regardless of the consistent cooptation of the phrases of sexual freedom, women's sexual subjectivities and the methods they consistently grapple with transferring definitions of liberation symbolize provocative areas for serious inquiry and private discovery, eventually producing novel methods of imagining and reimagining strength, excitement, and resistance. "

Additional resources for I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

Example text

San Francisco: Aunt Lute Foundation. Alcoff, L. (1988). Cultural feminism versus poststructuralism: The identity crisis in feminist theory. Signs, 13(3), 417–418. Ang-Lygate, M. (1996). Women who move: Experiences of diaspora. In M. Maynard & J. ), New frontiers in women’s studies: Knowledge, identity, and nationalism (pp. 151–163). London: Taylor & Francis. Anthias, F. (2002). Beyond feminism and multiculturalism: Locating difference and the politics of location. Women’s Studies International Forum, 25(3), 275–286.

Lastly, although battles over Mexican feminisms have been waged almost exclusively by women and for women, the 1990s especially witnessed an incipient coalescence of women and men around certain issues that require changes and efforts on the part of both sexes—for example, the topic of domestic violence (that I will analyze in section three). Some men even formed associations to combat machismo5 and related male violent behaviors by means of workshops such as those implemented by the Collective of Men for Equal Gender Relations (Colectivo de Hombres por Relaciones Igualitarias or CORIAC) that operated from 1993 to 2006.

1990). Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of identity. New York: Routledge. Butler, J. (1994). ”. In S. Benhabib, J. Butler, D. Cornell, & N. ), Feminist contentions: A philosophical exchange (pp. 35–57). New York: Routledge. , & Howard, M. ). (1999). Is multiculturalism bad for women? Princeton: Princeton University Press. Combahee River Collective. (1986). Combahee river collective statement. Black feminist organizing in the seventies and eighties (1977). Albany: Women of Color Press Crenshaw, K.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 45 votes