August 20th, 2013

kitty

17-Year-Old Girl Slut Shamed By Entire Internet

Again...an appalling example of rape culture. The girl is shamed, but the boy(s) are lauded as some sort of hero...totally disgusting. Another reminder that patriarchy believes that women are possessions, and when possessions act out of established parameters, they endure shame till they shut up and comply.

A teenage girl goes to a concert. Meets a boy. Engages in some public debauchery, including performing oral sex on said boy. Someone in the crowd takes a picture.

When the image goes viral, the boy is either ignored entirely or celebrated as a “hero.” The girl, however, is slut-shamed by a rabid chorus of total strangers.

As Sarah Ditum wrote for the New Statesman: “Welcome to today’s reminder that it’s different for girls.”

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