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Is "slut shaming" an appropriate term for feminists interested in intersectionality to use? I've been thinking about writing about this topic for a long time, but a recent article at The Atlantic finally prompted me. Over on Tumblr, I run a blog called "FaceBookSexism" that calls out the bigoted stuff people say on social media every day.
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There's no insult in the English language like "slut": hurled as abuse, it can have a devastating impact. Being designated a "slut" can be reputation-ruining; however, it can also be taken as a compliment in certain situations, as a signifier of sexual attractiveness. A "good slut" is someone fun, sex-positive, and sexy — such a Samantha! Tequila shots for all my sluts!
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