Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Unslut film {Social justice event}


The event showed a film that discusses those comments constituted both slut shaming and sexual bullying, the film also mentioned teen girls who took their own lives after being sexually assaulted and slut-shamed by their peers, she knew she had to do something. It was interesting to me because I didn't know women would take their own lives for being called a name. It isn't fair that women are created a "face" because of their style, shape, or size. For example I can only image a teenage girl living her four years of high school being called a provocative name for what she on one certain day. Rumors start to spread that aren't true and before you know it it gets out to the public world and everyone is calling you that. The film could provide some perspectives to girls who currently feel trapped and ashamed. To be slut shamed, one doesn’t have to be actually engaging in any kind of sexual behavior.  "slut shaming" is just something feminists came up with to shame people who shamed promiscuous women,"deliberate act of calling a woman a slut, a whore or impugning her character in sexual terms in order to embarrass, humiliate, intimidate, degrade or shame her for actions or behaviors that are a normal part of female sexuality."

Two Themes This would connect to that we discussed about in class would be Generation M and "What is Sex Positivity". it connects to Generation M an article by Dr. Thomas Keith he discusses that as of today media shows sexism ,"prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex", as a trend around the world using stereotypes that doesn't really describe the gender role. For example if you sat down and watched TV you scanned through the channels and seen a music video and or seen your football and the cheer leaders are skinny,thin, less cloths as usual. What this causes is some women who don't carry those traits to have self-doubt or feel some sort of jealously to become what they are. Amber Rose discussed how ashamed she was of her self at a time because of the negative rumors about her.

Another Theme We Discussed was What is sex positivity? & Sex wars by Ann Furgason which discussed about part of human nature and used to develop a understanding of gender,"As a broad ideology and world view, sex positivity is simply the idea that all sex, as long as it is healthy and explicitly consensual. Amber Rose talked alot about what it means to have sex with another person and the whole notion of consent.

I wanted to go to the event because I had recently seen Amber Roses "Unslut Protest" speech it was during the inaugural "Slut Walk" — a march designed to smash gender stereotypes and double standards — in downtown LA. The objective, Rose has said, is to “wear what the F you want” in order to combat the idea that women’s attire should dictate whether or not they’re victimized.

 Have you ever been called a name that stuck with you throughout High School? What was it?

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