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Slut! : growing up female with a bad reputation

Author: Leora Tanenbaum
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seven Stories Press 1st edView all editions and formats
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Leora Tanenbaum's Slut! is an account of the lives of young women who stand up to the destructive power of name-calling. Slut! seamlessly weaves together three narrative threads: powerful oral histories from an impressive and diverse group of girls and women who tell us their stories and how they finally overcame sexual labeling; Leora's own fascinating story; and her cogent analysis of the underlying problem of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leora Tanenbaum
ISBN: 1888363940 9781888363944
OCLC Number: 40632438
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Insult of insults. Who gets picked on ; My story ; Shame ; Strength --
"Then there were the tramps": the "slut" label in the 1950s. Mixed messages: the historical roots ; Sexual containment ; The sex police ; The sexual revolution --
"She's so loose": the sexual girl. Who is a "slut"? ; Good girls have no desire ; The romance myth ; Equality "sluts" --
"She asked for it": the raped girl. Bad victims ; The culture of sexual entitlement ; A rite of passage ; Nobody believes you --
"Not one of us": the outsider. "I'm sorry" ; Consensus through gossip ; Class dismissed ; Are you a jock or a druggie? ; All girls are outsiders ; "She's so pretty let's kill her" --
From sexism to sexual freedom. "Sluts" and suits ; Just say no to abstinence-only education ; A support system.
Responsibility: Leora Tanenbaum.
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Leora Tanenbaum's Slut! is an account of the lives of young women who stand up to the destructive power of name-calling. Slut! seamlessly weaves together three narrative threads: powerful oral histories from an impressive and diverse group of girls and women who tell us their stories and how they finally overcame sexual labeling; Leora's own fascinating story; and her cogent analysis of the underlying problem of sexual stereotyping.

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