4.02.2015

15 Ways We Slut-Shame Girls (Without Even Realizing It)

An adolescent’s first exposure to slut-shaming often comes directly from his or her family. Even sex-positive parents might feel conflicted between desires to keep children safe and concerns about attaching shame or stigma to sexuality. Children are bombarded with hypersexualized images in entertainment and advertising, while school administrators enforce sexist dress codes. Even in the best districts, sex education is lacking and rape protection programs utilize victim-blaming scare tactics.

So how does someone raise confident, empowered, sex-positive and responsible girls?



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