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The Impacts of Slut-bashing on Women Society has always constructed males and females to act a certain way. These social norms are what we are taught since birth. Females are expected to behave in a specific manner when it came to sexuality. By going against the norm gives reasons for males and females alike to judge them and call them ‘sluts’. Slut-bashing, as defined in Tanenbaum’s Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation, is a form of verbal sexual harassment and an illustration of the sexual double standard (xvii). It is something that affects females mentally by making them think negative thoughts about themselves, physically by making them do things to their bodies, and emotionally by making them feel inadequate. Many females have faced slut-bashing and are still facing it today. I argue that there are different personal and societal impacts of slut-bashing that affect women mentally, physically, and emotionally. The personal impacts of slut-bashing have negative effects on females. Mentally, slut- bashing lowered many females’ self-esteems. In Tanenbaum’s novel, there are many stories of
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course FEMST 150 taught by Professor Hobson during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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Short Paper#1 - The Impacts of Slut-bashing on Women...

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