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Body/Slut/Women-Just-Being-Themselves Shaming

Body/Slut/Women-Just-Being-Themselves Shaming

Cover Image of Sonya Renee Taylor's book, The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love from Amazon.com

You may have found, or find, yourself in some huge drama at some point or another with your family, friends, co-workers, or flight attendant, about the way you express yourself, or about the way another woxmn chooses to express herself. It may be one of the most infuriating things. Between this and "not all men," we really don't know which makes us want to stomp on a copy of a white dude's Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer more, or set fire to a white dude's collection of scarves, or take scissors to a white dude's new jean jacket that their sister just bought them for Christmas from Urban Outfitters to go with their band t-shirt that they can wear when they sit in their kitchen and record themselves playing a little diddy they just came up with called, "Window Ray," on their guitar for all of their Facebook friends...

It's incredibly time consuming to scour the internet for those perfect articles that can educate the people in your lives and help them through the ongoing process of learning how to not play into misogyny, trans-misogyny, or misogynoir, so we curated a list of resources for you that we highly recommend. This is by no means comprehensive. There is so much out there and these are just a few things we are sharing to get you and your loved ones started. 

"No Ordinary Love: Sonya Renee Taylor Wants You to Stop Apologizing for Your Body," by Evette Dionne

Walk of No Shame With Amber Rose

How Slut-Shaming Becomes Victim Blaming with Franchesca Ramsey

Amber Rose Opens Up About Her New Show, Feminism, and Black Lives Matter

"The Truth About Slut-Shaming," by Leora Tanenbaum

"There's No Such Thing As a Slut," by Olga Khazan

"Let's Make the Word 'Slut' Obsolete," by Ariana Vives

"I Learned it on Youtube: What Online Beauty Gurus Can - Or Can't - Teach Us About Sex," by vanessa borjon

"Danièle Watts, Slut-Shaming and Supporting the Black Female Victim/Offender," by Oneka LaBennett

"Cool Slut," by Chastity Belt

Just a great essay: "#MeToo: This Time I’m Not Letting It Go"

"Slaydies"... Just No: White Women We Need to Gather Our People

"Slaydies"... Just No: White Women We Need to Gather Our People

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Avoiding Erasure, Tokenization, and Dehumanization

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Avoiding Erasure, Tokenization, and Dehumanization