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Why Is Everyone So Concerned About Petraeus Biographer Paula Broadwell’s Sexy Dress? (She’s A Slut)

November 11, 2012

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UPDATE: I don’t normally approve hateful comments on this site because a) we all know what a troll looks like and b) we’re not into misogynists here on Femamom. But I had to accept a few crazy-town comments so our readers can get an idea about what people are thinking when it comes to a […]

Welcome To The Age Of Pussy

August 30, 2012

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Miri’s 15-year-old Sadie and her friends began using the term “pussy up” as a replacement for “man up,” and apparently Sadie is onto a global trend. This week Slate’s Double X not only attributed the dawning of the word pussy to Pussy Riot–you know, those brave ladies from Russia–but Slate writer Lindsay Zoladz also declared […]

I Want To Discuss Rape Culture

January 30, 2012

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1. Were you aware that women are told how “avoid” getting raped more than men are educated on how to treat women? That there is a prevalent attitude about women that is finger-pointed with extreme victim-blaming. The kind of accusatory messaging that stops women from wanting to report it, or, you know, makes them fearful […]

A 13-Year-Old Schools You On Slut-Shaming

January 26, 2012

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  I’ve had the discussion about what to tell my daughter about the word “slut.” I’ve talked about how slut-shaming is the “nuclear bomb of teenage insults” and how studies show the word slut is more of a finger wagging at defiance–i.e., you’re not acting how you’re “supposed to act”–instead of actually being about sexual […]

Slut, Ho, Hoochie, Loose, Skank and Other Slut-Shaming Words Used to Denigrate Women & Girls

December 5, 2011

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Just last week, Jezebel (via LiveScience ) discussed the slut issue again, this time asking the question why the word slut remains the “nuclear bomb of teenage insults.” Cornell University’s Ritch Savin-Williams said, Recent research is showing that it’s not their sexuality that’s getting them bullied, but their gender expressions. It’s that they transgress those […]

Sexual Harassment in Schools: Studies Say It’s Real

November 11, 2011

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The computer lab. I was a freshman in high school. I was a late bloomer and my breasts didn’t pop until 9th grade. And when they popped, they popped. They were great, large, perky breasts. Computer lab was a mix of all grades. One day I was wearing a V-neck sweater. You see where this […]

Feminist Parenting: We’ve Got You Covered

November 1, 2011

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Bravo for New York Magazine, The Rebirth of the Feminist Manifesto finding the feminist movement alive and well in the bloggie world. And, an extra loud BRAVO for The Mamafesto piece that asked, What About the Rest of Us?  Over at Mamafesto, they reminded us that feminist parenting is alive and well too.  In fact, we are raising […]

He’s Such a Douche Bag: We’re A Cursing Kind Of Family

September 15, 2011

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For me, one of the most difficult tasks of early parenthood was learning not to swear. I missed saying ‘fuck this‘ and ‘fuck that‘ and the always satisfying, ‘fuck you‘. I missed spitting out the word ‘shit‘ anytime something didn’t work. Like, Immediately. When my children were pre-verbal and mushy and portable.When they smelled good […]

Lady Balls; How’s Your Pair Hanging?

June 11, 2011

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My fourteen year old daughter told me that being a slut is, well, slutty. But having lady balls, she clarified, means you’re unapologetically slutty. My daughter admired her friend Amber (not her real name) whose lady balls rivaled congressman Weiner’s. Yes, I went there. When my daughter invited Amber over I was excited to meet her. […]

Slut: How Do We Explain The Word To Our Girls?

June 9, 2011

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With all of the slut talk in the past month—from SlutWalk, a protest in response to an police officer who said women most at risk of sexual assaults were women “who dressed like sluts,” to talking head Ed Schultz who called right-wing gabber Laura Ingraham a “talk slut”– I’ve wondered more about the word and […]