Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.

W. C. Doane

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What do you think?

I saw this video today, a friend of mine found it funny. I don't know... am i being overly critical in feeling like this is Slut Shaming? Just as a quick definition Slut Shaming is the act of ridiculing a woman for having several sexual partners, having one night stands,  and generally acting on sexual urges. "It’s about the implication that if a woman has sex that traditional society disapproves of, she should feel guilty and inferior” (Alon Levy, Slut Shaming)

Check out this you think this falls into that category?


  1. After watching this, I definitely agree with your conclusion, this is yet another example of the media representing women who embrace their sexuality as 'bad' whereas men who embrace their sexuality are almost always portrayed as normal or better...unless they are gay, of course. Thanks for posting this!

  2. leila, i have to agree with you! especially considering it says 'avoid the walk of shame'... it's saying 'wear our clothes and no one will know what you 'got up to', you'll look respectable in the morning... why the hell should womyn feel ashamed of being sexual, sensual beings - men of course would be looked on differently... they would no doubt be seen as 'studs' coming home from a night of 'sowing their wild oats' - with 'loose womyn' they wouldn't take home to meet their mothers of course - and never would they be made to feel ashamed...

  3. Yeah, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Just because a woman's sexual doesn't mean she's a slut. There should be no shame in a woman embracing her sexuality, there's still such a double-standard in society.