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slut shaming

19 Jun

“Ultimately, it is easier to slut-shame young women by telling them that their clothes are too sexy than to tackle cultural violence at its root.”
Laurie Penny

Because both Ameila and BethSmash made very insightful comments in response to the New Cool Thang post on modesty, I’d like to share a few excerpts here from a very insightful Guardian Article regarding Slut Shaming:   Continue reading

Keep Those Shoulders Covered, Young Lady.

17 Jun

http://www.newcoolthang.com/index.php/2011/06/tell-the-yw-to-be-modest-for-the-ym/2732/

Thanks to Sister Eliza for the heads up.

 

Discuss.

 

 

The Talk

4 Jun

By way of introduction: I am a mid-40s married mother of two, active in the church, with a calling and a temple recommend. I remember having sexual feelings in my late single-digits and tweens, not feeling particularly unhappy about them, and don’t carry all that much baggage about the way the church teaches sexuality. I got an early grounding in the extremes of human sexuality thanks to a long-forgotten book in my parents’ sparse library and a serendipitous find in a bookshop. Thank you, Dr. Reuben and Ms. Friday.

My daughter is 8 and has been inching toward trying to figure out how babies get in their mommies’ tummies for a while now. A couple of months ago I tried to explain the most basic of basics because, well, she’s not going to understand what I want to tell her. She really just wanted to know how it was accomplished and I tried to describe it in words she could understand. I still don’t think her brain has the parts correctly situated yet.

What I want to tell her is: Continue reading