Slut Shaming is Still a Thing: How Women Are Shifting the Conversation Through the Arts

December 10, 2014 8:59 PM

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Girls and women often feel sexuality is their most prized possession, thanks to the messages they get through pop culture. But when they do own their sexuality, they are shamed for it, putting them in a double bind. "Nothing makes me feel less valuable than when someone calls me a slut." From offensive remarks on Twitter or Facebook, to using the word 'slut' as an excuse for rape, abuse, or violation, the word has become part of our lexicon and is now an acceptable way to devalue women.

In response to this growing epidemic, Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney, founders of The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company, decided to take on this complex and multi-layered issue facing women and girls today, namely slut culture, slut shaming and the culture of sexual violence against women.

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