Sandra Fluke heard it when she talked about insurance coverage for birth control. Sara Brown from Boston told me she was first called it at a pool party in the fifth grade because she was wearing a bikini. Courtney Caldwell in Dallas said she was tagged with it after being sexually assaulted as a freshman in high school. Many women I asked even said that it was not having sex that inspired a young man to start rumors that they were one. And this is what is so confounding about the word "slut": it's arguably the most ubiquitous slur used against women, and yet it's nearly impossible to define. The one thing we do know about "slut" is that it's the last thing a woman should want to be. Society is so concerned over women and girls' potential for promiscuity that we create dress codes , school curricula , even legislation around protecting women's supposed purity. Conservative columnists opine that women having sex is tantamount to a "mental health crisis" , and magazine stories wonder if we're raising a generation of "prosti-tots".
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The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday via video link from Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre where he was remanded previously on 21 charges. The charges include rape, engaging in sexual activity with a child, blackmail, distributing indecent photos of children, possessing such photos, inciting children to take incident photos, disclosing private sexual photos, harassment and unauthorised access to computer material. It is alleged that after a girl 16 had taken a pregnancy test the youth, grabbed her by the throat before raping her in a bathroom. A prosecutor said bail was opposed and a police officer told the court of other incidents including one were a girl 13 had been sent an indecent image by the defendant via Snapchat showing his private parts. In another incident, a year-old girl with a learning disability was contacted on Snapchat and sent a photo of the defendant naked. The officer said the defendant had a level of knowledge of the internet and knew how to access software. A defence barrister said his client denied rape and had insisted any sexual contact was consensual. Refusing bail, District Judge Nigel Broderick said he concerned the youth would commit further offences and contact witnesses and remanded him in custody to December 27th. Interviewer says she has no excuse for oversight in case where childcare worker accused. Inspector says Humphreys has carried out alterations and is now compliant.
One of the young women studies cello at Juilliard; others have been directed by Woody Allen and Eve Ensler. The teens are actresses currently appearing in the Fringe Festival play SLUT , which explores what happens to fictional year-old Joey Del Marco after she is sexually assaulted in the back of a taxi by two guy friends following a night of drinking. Joey gets blamed for what happened by her friends, their parents, even the boys who assaulted her. This interview has been condensed and edited. It completely devalues the girl and makes her sexuality a negative thing. We all have wants and needs as hormonal teenagers.
In disappointing, but definitely not surprising, news, sexting negatively affects girls much more significantly than it does boys. A new study has found that teenage girls are labelled 'sluts' or 'insecure' if they send sexual pics or texts, but, if they refuse to engage in sexting, they are deemed to be 'prudes'. For boys, on the other hand, sexting is just seen as a normal thing to do. If You're A Girl' which sums it all up, really , details a study of 51 people aged through open questionnaire, which asked teens how they felt about sexting and why they did or did not partake in it.