Sandra Fluke heard it when she talked about insurance coverage for birth control. Sara Brown from Boston told me she was first called it at a pool party in the fifth grade because she was wearing a bikini. Courtney Caldwell in Dallas said she was tagged with it after being sexually assaulted as a freshman in high school.
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It was a way for the community to shame her for her adultery. Slut-shaming is a form of cyberbullying where girls are targeted on social media and bullied through degradation or humiliation for their sexuality. What this means is that girls are often ridiculed for the way they look, the way they dress and their presumed level of sexual activity. One-third of all middle and high school students experienced having someone make unwelcome sexual comments, jokes, or gestures about them. While the methods vary, bullies often use social media sites to share explicit photos and videos. For instance, bullies and mean girls may take photos of the girls they are targeting and post rude or sexually explicit comments about their bodies. They also might engage in name-calling and sexual bullying. Sometimes a student might create an image of another teen that brands her a slut or shames her body in some way. For instance, in one situation teens created a series of multi-pane images accompanied by captions and posted these to Instagram.
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The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday via video link from Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre where he was remanded previously on 21 charges. The charges include rape, engaging in sexual activity with a child, blackmail, distributing indecent photos of children, possessing such photos, inciting children to take incident photos, disclosing private sexual photos, harassment and unauthorised access to computer material. It is alleged that after a girl 16 had taken a pregnancy test the youth, grabbed her by the throat before raping her in a bathroom. A prosecutor said bail was opposed and a police officer told the court of other incidents including one were a girl 13 had been sent an indecent image by the defendant via Snapchat showing his private parts. In another incident, a year-old girl with a learning disability was contacted on Snapchat and sent a photo of the defendant naked. The officer said the defendant had a level of knowledge of the internet and knew how to access software. A defence barrister said his client denied rape and had insisted any sexual contact was consensual. Refusing bail, District Judge Nigel Broderick said he concerned the youth would commit further offences and contact witnesses and remanded him in custody to December 27th. Interviewer says she has no excuse for oversight in case where childcare worker accused.
One of the young women studies cello at Juilliard; others have been directed by Woody Allen and Eve Ensler. The teens are actresses currently appearing in the Fringe Festival play SLUT , which explores what happens to fictional year-old Joey Del Marco after she is sexually assaulted in the back of a taxi by two guy friends following a night of drinking. Joey gets blamed for what happened by her friends, their parents, even the boys who assaulted her. This interview has been condensed and edited. It completely devalues the girl and makes her sexuality a negative thing. We all have wants and needs as hormonal teenagers. Drinking and drugs have a lot to do with teenage sexual experimentation.