Monday, August 26, 2013

Slut-Shaming Pisses Me Off

Last night, before I went to bed, I noticed that many of my Facebook friends were making fun of a celebrity. Apparently this young lady had chosen to move her body in ways that many people consider to be less than "tasteful".  Let me be clear, there is NO EXCUSE for bullying. NEVER!
There is no excuse for slut shaming, either, which is the specific type of bullying I saw last night.

Fast forward to this morning when I saw even more people online slut-shaming and bullying this young lady. It does not matter who the person is, if he/she/other will see what you write or if he/she/other has some affliction or disease. BULLYING AND SLUT SHAMING ARE NEVER OK!

You are not a true feminist if you slut-shame. 

The bullies are the ones who sexualized this young lady. They created more of a rape culture through their bullying. They reinforced negative social constructs regarding gender, feminism, sexuality, and the human body. The truth is that we all have the right to do as we wish with our bodies as long as the behavior does not harm anyone else's body. No one has the right to bully or slut-shame because we do what we choose with our bodies. End. Of. Story.

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