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What It’s Like to Grow Up in a Culture That Doesn’t Hate Sex

by Careen Shannon August 8, 2013

 The first time I slept over at Peter’s house, we arrived so late his mom and dad were already asleep. We had a fun evening in his attic bedroom, but I was anxious when I woke up the next morning. Raised in America, I had never slept at a boyfriend’s place before. What would his […]

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Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit

by Lindy West May 29, 2013

Everyone else on earth is as annoyed with “purity” as I am, right? The idea that there are two kinds of women—”good girls” and everyone else, and one of them is good for fucking and the other one is good for marriage and never the twain shall meet and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz? How is this fulfilling for […]

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Someone Called Me a ‘Slut’ at My Business Conference

by Amy Jo Goddard May 22, 2013

I am often amazed at what people think it’s okay to say to others, especially people who are perfect strangers. I was a sponsor at a business event last week and a woman came up to me at my booth and said, “Are you the sex lady? You’re a real slut aren’t you?” She wasn’t […]

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Why Do Girls Slut-Shame Each Other?

by Rachel Rabbit White September 10, 2012

There’s that scene in “Mean Girls” where Tina Fey, exasperated by the high school antics, shouts, “You’ve got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.” I had just graduated from high school when the movie came out and sitting in the […]

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