The word slut is used to control women and shame them for violating the double standards imposed on them. For my final project, I will write a paper exploring the use of the word “slut” by analyzing several personal experiences from women. Through this analysis, I want to show how powerful the word is and the damage it can do to a woman. In my paper, I will also examine how media contributes to an environment that supports slut shaming. Furthermore, I will analyze the impact of slut shaming on women’s rights.
Resources I have so far:
Black, Nathan. “Promiscuous Young Girls and the Media’s Influence.” The Christian Post. February 23,2007. http://www.christianpost.com/news/promiscuous-young-girls-and-the-media-s-influence-25989/
Dworkin, Andrea.Intercourse. New York: Basic Books, 1987.
Tanenbaum, Leora. Slut! Growing up Female with a Bad Reputation. New York, New York: Harper Perennial, 2000.
Tekanji. “FAQ: What is “Slut-shaming?” Finally, a Feminism 101 Blog. April 4, 2010. http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/what-is-slut-shaming/
Groch-Begley, Hannah. “How conservative Media’s Slut-Shaming Helped Inspire a Scientific Study.”Media Matters for America. March 11, 2014. http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/11/how-conservative-medias-slut-shaming-helped-ins/198432
Hess, Amanda. “Slut-Shaming Isn’t Just a ‘Girl-On-Girl Crime.’” Slate. June 7, 2013. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/06/07/slut_shaming_study_women_discriminate_against_promiscuous_women_but_so_do.html
slut. Dictionary.com. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/slut (accessed: March 29, 2014).
Stockton, Chrissy. “60 Women on ‘What I was doing when I was called a slut.’” Thought Catalog. September 24, 2013. http://thoughtcatalog.com/christine-stockton/2013/09/10-women-on-what-i-was-doing-when-i-was-called-a-slut/
“Labels,” Yes means Yes, accessed March 29th, 2014. http://www.yesmeansyes.com/labels
Murphy, Megan“It’s Not ‘Slut-Shaming,’ It’s Woman Hating,” Feminist Current, December 7th, 2012,http://feministcurrent.com/6845/its-not-slut-shaming-its-woman-hating/
Women_presentation (powerpoint presentation for proposal)