[Marxism] ICYMI: "Slut-shaming has little to do with sex, study finds"

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 21:20:26 MDT 2014

I'm tempted to chalk this one up under "things everyone should have known
already," but it's still interesting to see the actual findings.

"A new study of college women and their attitudes about so-called
sluttiness found that slut-shaming — calling out a woman for her supposedly
promiscuous sexual behavior — actually had more to do with a woman's social
class than it did with sexual activity ...

"The researchers discovered that definitions of 'slutty' behavior and the
act of slut-shaming was largely determined along class lines rather than
based on actual sexual behavior. What's more, they found the more affluent
women were able to engage in more sexual experimentation without being
slut-shamed, while the less-affluent women were ridiculed as sluts for
being 'trashy' or 'not classy,' even though they engaged in less sexual


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