Slut Shaming

Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

There's No Such Thing as 'The Friend Zone'

Nell Grecian | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

There's no such thing as the friend zone. Yeah, I said it, and it's probably about time we stopped using it as an excuse for not getting what we want. Really, the 'friend zone' is a socially constructed coping mechanism used primarily by men to make their female counterparts feel guilty about rejecting them.

Body Shaming 101 - As Long As You're A Woman, You Don't Own Your Body

Tasha Okeke | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

It's an daily challenge. It's constant questioning. Is my dress too tight? Is my bra showing? Is my skirt too short? How can you not feel shamed about your own natural anatomy when society propels standards that make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.

The Slut-Shaming of a Sex Worker on Facebook

Jerry Barnett | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK
Jerry Barnett

This story is hardly an unusual one. Sex workers experience slut-shaming and other abuse as standard if they dare have a public presence. I have a ...

How Is Chilling In Your Calvins Sexual?

Tasha Okeke | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

The Sun enthusiastically reported Zoella 'cast off her squeaky clean image to pose in her knickers.' and was 'ditching her wholesome image' whilst the Mail Online questioned whether she was 'trying to widen her fanbase?'

How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Kim Kardashian Paradox?

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

We need a society that can praise all these different women, with their many different ways of empowering themselves. Some may get naked to feel confident and empowered, but others may emphasise their career success, their financial gain or their academic achievements. Or they may do all of the above; after all, women are not one-dimensional beings, just like men.

NSFW: Women Rally Around Friend After She Was Slut-Shamed For Tinder Profile

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a man posted a screenshot of Olivia Melville's Tinder profile onto Facebook, the abuse she received was abhorrent. Her Tinder bio contained a ...

Amber Rose Addresses Slut-Shaming In A Very Powerful Way At MTV Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most people at the MTV VMAs who clapped eyes on Amber Rose's one-piece outfit which had the words 'slut', 'bitch' and 'gold digger' on it, didn't get ...

Kim K Slut-Shamed By Mean-Spirited Glasto Flag

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

So, you know when it’s arguably the biggest day of your career, and you step out ready to do your best, and suddenly you see some gross person in th...

Sexual Assault: Society, Stop With the Slut Shaming

Lizzie Jones | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Jones

Sexual assault is something that you hear about and feel utterly appalled that these things go on in the world - but you also feel that you are in the middle of a safe bubble that will protect you from it ever happening to you... wrong.

As Girls and Women, Anyone at Any Moment Can Decide That We're a 'Slut'

Emily Lindin | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Lindin

Women with many sexual partners are "slut" shamed, but so are virgins. Women who live alone are "slut" shamed, but so are married, full-time mothers. Girls who wear clothing that clings to their bodies are "slut" shamed, but so are girls who dress conservatively.

Feminist Role Model Emerges in CBB's Cami

Samantha Rea | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Rea

Are we still in the Victorian era, when women had to pretend sex was endured as a wifely duty? It's 2015 and a woman is being ridiculed and slut-shamed for dually taking ownership of her sexuality and refusing to degrade herself by man-pleasing with a show of faux lesbianism. I think we should applaud her.

CBB's Chloe Slut Shamed for Glamour Modeling

Samantha Rea | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Rea

Since Judy Finnigan's wardrobe malfunction at the National Television Awards, I'm pretty sure she's gone about her day without men pulling open her dress, juggling her jubblies and cheerily reassuring her, "everyone's seen them anyway".

'It's To Do With Her Upbringing': Magaluf Pub Crawl Organiser Refuses Blame For Mamading Video

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

The organiser of the now infamous pub crawl which saw a British girl perform oral sex on 24 men has faced the media. Defiant Paul Smith, who runs ...

Will New Magaluf Laws Mean The End Of Mamading?

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE 'It's To Do With Her Upbringing': Magaluf Pub Crawl Organiser Refuses Blame For Mamading Video The mayor of a Spanish town made infamous by ...

'Magaluf Girl' Mamading Video: British Tourists Are 'Educationally Inadequate' Blasts Furious Spanish Minister

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

A section of British tourists are “educationally inadequate”, claims a Balearics government spokesman in the wake of the now infamous “mamading...

'Magaluf Girl' Mamading Video: Spanish Tourism Minister To Address 'Anti-Social Behaviours'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

Spanish tourism heads have called an emergency meeting to address the scandal caused by the now infamous footage of a British girl filmed performing s...

'Shocked' Geordie Shore Star Gives Revealing Account Of Magaluf Girl Mamading

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

A member of the Geordie Shore cast has admitted he witnessed the now notorious “mamading” incident in Magaluf – and says he was shocked by what ...

Unrepentant Firm Insists 'Magaluf Girl' Performed Sex Acts Out Of Choice, Not For Free Alcohol

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: On Friday afternoon Carnagemagalluf tweeted: "All you need to do is look at the video and you can see she clearly isn't drunk and knows what s...

Mamading: 'Magaluf Girl' Video Sparks Call From Spanish Mayor For Police Investigation

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: 'Shocked' Geordie Shore Star Gives Revealing Account Of Magaluf Girl Mamading'Magaluf Girl' Mamading Video: Unrepentant Firm Insists She Per...

The Sexually Degrading New Trend Humiliating Young Brits In Spanish Bars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'Shocked' Geordie Shore Star Gives Revealing Account Of Magaluf Girl MamadingUnrepentant Firm Insists 'Magaluf Girl' Performed Sex Acts Ou...

Stop Misusing the Term 'Empowerment'

Helen Reeves | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Reeves

With the common mantra that "sex sells" and the idea that we have now reached a cultural peak of sexual openness and opportunity, a so-called 'post-feminist' outlook might argue that women today are now more sexually empowered to make a broader range of sexual choices. But whilst it's laudable that women are allowed to be sexual and openly enjoy sex; surely empowerment would be doing that on our own terms?

No More Page 3 at Warwick and 'What About the Free Press?'

Louisa Ackermann | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Louisa Ackermann

As with just about every feminist campaign in history, it didn't take long before we found a backlash. Ours came from fellow students as well as university bodies, calling a boycott of The Sun illiberal, painting us an authoritarian, conservative voice out to censor people's freedoms at every corner. 'But what about the free press?' came the replies.

Brogan Driscoll

Forget The Glass Ceiling We Need To Meet Under Our Own Roof, Says New Women's Club

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are more than 8.17m people living in London, with a pretty even split between men and women. But it is only now, after years upon years of me...

A Slut by Any Other Name - Why Polyamory Doesn't (Necessarily) Mean Promiscuity

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

My friend said "My boyfriend doesn't want you to come over. He thinks you're a slut who's just going to jump into bed and have sex with us." I could only assume from this statement that he had mistaken the word 'polyamorist' for 'rapist'.