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The Resource I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet, Leora Tanenbaum

I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet, Leora Tanenbaum

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I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet
Title
I am not a slut
Title remainder
slut-shaming in the age of the Internet
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Leora Tanenbaum
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Language
eng
Summary
The author of the groundbreaking work Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and "liking." She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women's lives. Young women are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as "sluts." Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages, young women are 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. Now, Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential work on sexual stereotyping to offer fresh insight into the digital and face-to-face worlds contemporary young women inhabit. She shares her new research, involving interviews with a wide range of teenage girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds as well as parents, educators, and academics. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut-shaming for good
Summary
Young women are encouraged to express themselves sexually. Yet when they do, they are derided as “sluts.” Caught in a double bind of mixed sexual messages, young women are 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. Now, Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential work on sexual stereotyping to offer fresh insight into the digital and face-to-face worlds contemporary young women inhabit. She shares her new research, involving interviews with a wide range of teenage girls and young women from a variety of backgrounds as well as parents, educators, and academics. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut-shaming for good
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2015
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10396435
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YDXCP
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1969-
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Tanenbaum, Leora
Dewey number
305.23082
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex in popular culture
  • Bullying
  • Social media
Target audience
adult
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slut-shaming in the age of the Internet
Label
I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet, Leora Tanenbaum
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
What's the same, what's different -- Are you a "good slut" or a "bad slut" -- Slut-bashing : face-to-face and in cyberspace -- Reciprocal slut-shaming : sexual identity in an online world -- "Good slut" containment strategies -- "Bad slut" coping mechanisms -- The rape of a "slut" is rape -- Can "slut" be reclaimed? -- Creative solutions to eliminate "slut" -- dos and don'ts for parents of teenagers and college-age children -- The slut-shaming self-defense toolkit
Control code
ocn900243475
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 387 pages
Isbn
9780062282590
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)900243475
Label
I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet, Leora Tanenbaum
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's the same, what's different -- Are you a "good slut" or a "bad slut" -- Slut-bashing : face-to-face and in cyberspace -- Reciprocal slut-shaming : sexual identity in an online world -- "Good slut" containment strategies -- "Bad slut" coping mechanisms -- The rape of a "slut" is rape -- Can "slut" be reclaimed? -- Creative solutions to eliminate "slut" -- dos and don'ts for parents of teenagers and college-age children -- The slut-shaming self-defense toolkit
Control code
ocn900243475
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 387 pages
Isbn
9780062282590
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)900243475

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