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 indicates that the sexual double commonplace is extra risky than ever ahead of and gives knowledge and methods for easing its damaging results on younger women’s lives.
Young ladies are inspired to precise themselves sexually. but once they do, they're derided as “sluts.” stuck in a double bind of combined sexual messages, younger women are burdened. to meet the contradictory roles of being attractive yet no longer slutty, they convey an “experienced” identification on social media-even in the event that they aren't sexually active—while mockingly pertaining to themselves and their acquaintances as “sluts.”
But this procedure can turn into a weapon used opposed to younger ladies within the fingers of comrades who circulation 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 study, regarding interviews with quite a lot of teenage ladies and younger women from numerous backgrounds in addition to mom and dad, educators, and lecturers. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms younger women at present use and issues them in a brand new course to get rid of slut-shaming for good.