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  1. It is just dreadful that women are taught to be ashamed of their sexuality. Rape is the worst form of slut-shaming; to blame the victim is an atrocious act.

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    • And blaming the victim, unfortunately, happens more than we realize. Which is why it’s a good idea to hold back judgment on a girl or woman’s sexual behavior, even if we don’t think it’s something we ourselves would do.

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  2. Teresa

    I was called a slut on Saturday. I said thank you! I am proud to own my sexuality. I think it’s shameful thing we do to ourselves and other women by slut shaming.

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    • Good for you, Teresa. I truly believe when we do this, it sucks the power out of the insult.

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  3. I would follow you and your sluts anywhere, Beverly! Seriously, thank you for all that you do for women’s rights and healthy sexuality.

    And thank you, Tami, for having Beverly guest post here.

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    • Tami is awesome, and I think we all agree that slut-shaming isn’t good for ANYONE, women nor men.

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      • Ha ha, thanks, Beverly. And I agree (about the slut-slamming)!

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  4. Michele Lesser

    Thank you for writing this, Beverly! Clear and concise, straightforward and directive (so people know what to do). Every time I read something that promotes a woman’s right to protect her body, own her own libido and take care of it and enjoy it, and love herself in all ways – well, I give myself more permission to do all of that. Thank you for being strong and brave for the rest of us.

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    • Beverly Diehl

      Thank you for standing up for yourself, too. Every time another woman does that, every time a woman refuses to slut-shame another woman, we all win.

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    • Beverly Diehl

      Thank YOU… the more we each stand up for ourselves, and each other, the more progress we make against slut-shaming.

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  5. This. All of THIS!

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  6. I’ve learned so much from reading your series, Beverly, and I like seeing all these points in one place. It’s interesting (and disheartening) to see all the historical examples right up against modern day examples.

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    • Beverly Diehl

      Yes, we’ve come a long way baby…. erm, maybe not so long a way, after all. But I for one am going to keep battling to help people understand.

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