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Author Tanenbaum, Leora, 1969-

Title I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet / Leora Tanenbaum.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.2308 TAN    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 387 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-376) and index.
Summary "Young women today are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts." Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages, they're confused. To fulfill the contradictory roles of being sexy but not slutty, they create an "experienced" identity on social media--even if they are not sexually active-- while ironically referring to themselves and their friends as "sluts." But this strategy can become a weapon used against young women in the hands of peers who circulate rumors and innuendo--elevating age-old slut-shaming to deadly levels, with suicide among bullied teenage girls becoming increasingly common"--Back cover.
Subject Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States
Girls -- United States -- Social conditions
Teenage girls -- United States -- Social conditions
Sex discrimination against women -- United States
Sex in popular culture -- United States
Social media
ISBN 9780062282590

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