Topic: slut-shaming

Of Course This Mom’s Explanation For Why Your Daughters Need To Cover Up Involves Her Precious Sons

Of Course This Mom's Explanation For Why Your Daughters Need To Cover Up Involves Her Precious Sons

Parents of girls who are struggling to talk to their daughters about clothing choices, listen up: there’s a mom of boys who thinks she’s got it all figured out. Sure, your daughter might be humiliated and shamed for her sleeveless shirt or her short shorts, but that’s okay: revealing clothing might make this woman’s sons uncomfortable, and that would be a real problem! More »

Making A Dress Code Violator Wear A Neon Shame Suit Is A Bigger Distraction Than A Short Skirt

Making A Dress Code Violator Wear A Neon Shame Suit Is A Bigger Distraction Than A Short Skirt

Each school year, as constant as the tides, we hear about some kind of hullaballoo when it comes to the most important thing of all: dress codes. Because we live in dangerous times, where skanks ensnare and entrap unsuspecting teenage boys with their beguiling thigh skin and leggings — or as I like to call them, Satan’s Saran Wrap — it becomes necessary for school’s to step in and put those girls in their places. More »

My Daughter Is Worth Way More Than Her Virginity

My Daughter Is Worth Way More Than Her Virginity

Being a woman seemed to come with rules, even when I was small. Most of it hinged on being a ‘lady’. You know, “Ladies don’t run in the hallway. Ladies don’t climb the monkey bars. Ladies don’t get their clothes dirty. Ladies don’t fart at the dinner table.” I always thought that as I got older, I’d have fewer rules. Instead, more came. And these rules seemed to be hinged on just one idea.

You’ll get a reputation. More »

Senior Busted For Wearing ‘Inappropriate’ Dress On Her Last Day Has Mom Wear Same Dress To Graduation

Senior Busted For Wearing 'Inappropriate' Dress On Her Last Day Has Mom Wear Same Dress To Graduation

Now that the school year is finally drawing to a close in most parts of America I hope we get to take a break from all of these totally ridiculous and arbitrary instances of schools slut-shaming girls for wearing ensembles that most of us would find completely reasonable. This one involves a senior at Central Davidson High School in North Carolina named Violet Burkhart who was sent home with two hours remaining in the school day on the last day of her high school career after teachers pulled her aside to tell her that her dress was half an inch too short. More »

These Doctors Will Teach You How To Deal With Your Teen And The Dreaded Sex Talk

These Doctors Will Teach You How To Deal With Your Teen And The Dreaded Sex Talk

There is a new book out for parents that in my opinion is an absolute ‘Must Read’ entitled Got Teens: The Doctor Moms’ Guide To Sexuality, Social Media And Other Adolescent Realities. I like to think I’m some sort of parenting expert, but even I don’t have all the answers (shocking, I know) – what I loved most about this book is that it is incredibly realistic and doesn’t talk down to parents or our teens, it offers advice in practical, sensible, totally realistic ways when you are trying to help your teen navigate through all the icky realities of the world, social media, rape culture, slut shaming and making their own ways towards adulthood. The authors sat down with me to answer some of my most pressing questions. More »

Polly Pocket Doesn’t Sexually Abuse Children – Sex Abusers Abuse Children

Polly Pocket Doesn't Sexually Abuse Children - Sex Abusers Abuse Children

The sad fact is, kids would be sexually abused even if there were no dolls in the world. To make a connection between the sexual abuse of children and the fact that some children’s dolls wear makeup or revealing clothing is beyond offensive because it comes pretty close to blaming children and what they play with for their own abuse. A child is no more likely to be sexually abused if she is playing with a doll or with a rock. More »