Slut Shaming, Feminism and Tattoos

The Personal Is Political

It’s only 10:30am and I have already read 2 tweets and 2 articles posted about Slut-Shaming. I’m familiar with the term, but it’s certainly not part of my everyday vocabulary. For those of you who don’t know, Slut-Shaming IS a thing. It’s a huge thing, and it’s everywhere. Women are constantly judged on their appearance and dissected into pieces. Those pieces are then objectified, we make assumptions, and before you know it, the finger is being pointed back at women for issues concerning equality, rape, and sexuality that have been socially constructed.

Ever notice that a dozen men can walk around with a barbed wire tat on their arm and although they’re occasionally made fun of, no one says anything? Then a woman walks by with a tattoo on her lower back and it’s labelled a “tramp stamp”, or the newer version, a tattoo on the ribcage, a “skank flank”. Oh society…

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