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Is 'Slut-Shaming' Contributing to the Rise of STDs? [barf alert]
yahoo.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | No name is cited for author

Posted on 04/29/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT by grundle

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The writer is saying that at least part of the reason that she contracted genital herpes is because people called her a "slut."

Of course she's wrong. The reason - the only reason - that she got genital herpes was because she had sex with someone who had genital herpes.

1 posted on 04/29/2013 9:59:48 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

But we can still call conservatives “teabaggers” right?


2 posted on 04/29/2013 10:03:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: grundle
The reason - the only reason - that she got genital herpes was because she had sex with someone who had genital herpes.

B-But....SCIENCE IS HARD!!!

3 posted on 04/29/2013 10:05:22 PM PDT by montag813
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To: grundle
" was not the sole reason I contracted genital herpes"

lady, we KNOW how you got genital herpes...and there certainly was a sole reason...

4 posted on 04/29/2013 10:06:22 PM PDT by cherry
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To: grundle

Why wouldn’t Sandra attach her name to the article?


5 posted on 04/29/2013 10:07:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: grundle
Here’s the original article on TakePart.com; the author (looks like a pen name) is one “Jenelle Marie”.

Talk about a false dilemma. It’s the absence of so-called shaming that is encouraging the behavior that spreads the disease. The author really has misplaced the blame here, has she not; wallowing in self-pity.
6 posted on 04/29/2013 10:07:18 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: grundle

My first thought upon reading this article was “The stupid, it burns!”


7 posted on 04/29/2013 10:09:13 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: grundle

What’s amazing to me is that these young intellectual giants wonder why no one will hire them.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 10:12:40 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Olog-hai

Thanks for the link.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 10:17:06 PM PDT by grundle
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To: montag813

>> B-But....SCIENCE IS HARD!!!

Dude, that was her point. Science is hard; therefore she LIKES science. And wood working. And hard subjects in general. She studies a hard subject with a different study partner every night!

But don’t you DARE imply she’s a slut! You bully. You are now responsible for whatever outcome she may experience. Damn. Life is HARD. And that’s good!

On the other hand, I don’t remember anything about a b-but. Although if her b-but was involved that wouldn’t surprise me.


10 posted on 04/29/2013 10:19:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: grundle
"I got gonorrhea from the tractor seat"


11 posted on 04/29/2013 10:24:50 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50ยข)
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To: NoLibZone
"Why wouldn’t Sandra attach her name to the article?"

The omission was purely a fluke.
12 posted on 04/29/2013 10:26:30 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: mylife

I think that tractor seat was for sale in Warrenton two-three weeks ago. :-)


13 posted on 04/29/2013 10:30:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: grundle

Sounds like the VD has done some pretty bad damage to her brain.


14 posted on 04/29/2013 10:31:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: grundle

I notice that Leftists are trying to take away appropiate negative descriptions to slutty behavior. Imo, the goal is to normalize the behavior and encourage more of it.


15 posted on 04/29/2013 10:32:35 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: grundle

what a heap of mixed up gar bahzh.


16 posted on 04/29/2013 10:33:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: RginTN

But wouldn’t you know it, they will likely keep calling each other sluts anyhow, just like so many black people in our oh so enlightened society insist on calling each other the n-word. But don’t you dare call them a slut (or the n-word) if you are an outsider.


17 posted on 04/29/2013 10:35:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: grundle

And the only reason the person who gave her herpes had herpes was because they slept with someone else who had herpes...

People who think it’s morally wrong to sleep around are the problem. If only we’d quit pointing out the simple truths, like Biblical morality is wise from a practical as well as a spiritual standpoint, immoral people would be far happier and healthier. This is like the argument that we make homosexuals unhappy, like we’re haters if we don’t think it’s OK for two guys to play in orifices designed, by nature, to excrete waste.


18 posted on 04/29/2013 10:38:46 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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RginTN: “Imo, the goal is to normalize the behavior and encourage more of it.”

I think they want the same goals as Satan. Seriously. Satan knows he’s doomed. He can’t change that, but he can still take pleasure in destroying something, US, that God loves. The same thing goes for corrupt sinners. They want to #1 justify their own actions and #2 take as many other people as possible with them. I think they think it will make them feel better if everyone does what they do. That’s why they despise and ridicule anyone with standards.


19 posted on 04/29/2013 10:42:34 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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I think they want the same goals as Satan. Seriously. Satan knows he’s doomed. He can’t change that, but he can still take pleasure in destroying something, US, that God loves. The same thing goes for corrupt sinners. They want to #1 justify their own actions and #2 take as many other people as possible with them. I think they think it will make them feel better if everyone does what they do. That’s why they despise and ridicule anyone with standards.

I agree.
20 posted on 04/29/2013 10:47:19 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: grundle

Stop being a slut and people will likely not call you that


21 posted on 04/29/2013 10:52:34 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: CitizenUSA

In a way I do believe that insane, dysfunctional behavior approving accolades are what they are craving. It’s perversion, and the perverted like to chatter about “repression” when in reality they are the ones who repress truth, leaving their God-given appetites with nothing but lies to try to satisfy them. Keep sex within a committed, sworn heterosexual union? Naw, that’s nothing special, why that’s just old fudge dudge talk stopping us from having all manner of fun with our gonads! Wheeeee here we go!


22 posted on 04/29/2013 10:53:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: grundle
What is slut-shaming?


23 posted on 04/29/2013 11:05:14 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I guess they just don’t understand how much fun sex is in a monogamous, disease free, heterosexual union that is ready and willing to work as a team to raise even unplanned children. Granted. You don’t get to have a wide variety of partners, but why settle for McDonald’s sex (dirty, well used tables, and mundane food) when you can enjoy an exquisite feast for two for life? There’s something truly wonderful about sharing all your firsts (and in my case, hopefully my lasts) with another human. Promiscuous people are settling for so little and paying such a tremendous price for it.


24 posted on 04/29/2013 11:08:42 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA; HiTech RedNeck
There’s something truly wonderful about sharing all your firsts (and in my case, hopefully my lasts) with another human. Promiscuous people are settling for so little and paying such a tremendous price for it.

Could it be that the world's ridicule of the chaste is simply that ... jealousy?

25 posted on 04/29/2013 11:15:39 PM PDT by thecodont
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Another asshat not taking responsibility for her actions.


26 posted on 04/29/2013 11:17:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: CitizenUSA

A marriage is a uniting of two spirits not just a casual game of two bodies, and in Christian form is specially blessed by the Lord. As families break up the difficulty of appreciating “ye olde marriage” spreads like dominos falling; dysfunctional children with nothing but an equally dysfunctional society to look at will go wilder than even animals would. What’s starting to go on today would make even monkeys blush.


27 posted on 04/29/2013 11:18:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: thecodont

And it seem they are quite sensitive about it...


28 posted on 04/29/2013 11:19:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: RginTN

It’s sort of like how you felt when Ronald Reagan spoke vs Obama on TV. You can see true passion and love with Reagan, and in Obama, cheap acting covering his hate of all things good.


29 posted on 04/29/2013 11:28:42 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They call us haters, but they’ve got everything backwards. I feel sorry for the author. I’m not angry or hateful toward her. I’m simply disappointed that she gave up so much for so little, that she could have had much better but settled for sin.

For the record, I’m not a perfect man. LOL. I’m a sinner. I’m just not a slave to sin. I made peace with God. It’s not possible to win a war against Him, and one has nothing to gain and everything to lose by raging against God. God, as the designer who loves us, only wants what’s best for us. He isn’t trying to ruin our fun. He’s pointing the way to true peace and joy.


30 posted on 04/29/2013 11:53:21 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: grundle
Look, I've seen the ads for Valtrex, and they made me actually want to get genital herpes.
31 posted on 04/30/2013 12:14:43 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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This has got to be the dumbest idea I have read in a while.

That :
Girl teens who dress like hookers are promiscuous because the other kids call them sluts for the way they dress, doing it in an insulting fashion.

32 posted on 04/30/2013 12:29:40 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

girls dressing like that probably are


33 posted on 04/30/2013 12:32:56 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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When young men and women are made to feel shameful about their sexual behavior, they naturally become reticent to seek advice once they’ve become sexually active. That humiliation also means they less equipped to have the conversations people need to have to have safer sex... less likely to talk to partners about using protection, how many partners they’ve had, when and for what they’ve been tested, and what they want to incorporate into their safer-sex regimen.

Oh, BULL CRAP.

Stop being a stupid ho.

No guy in his right mind wants to end up stuck with one.

34 posted on 04/30/2013 12:41:26 AM PDT by SIDENET
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My wife and I were discussing things like this the other day. One of our key problems as a society is the lack of shame. If there was a little more of it...perhaps articles like this would not have to be written.


35 posted on 04/30/2013 1:41:57 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: grundle

It is simple...don’t look like, act like or be slutty...then you will not suffer from slut shaming...wow, is it really that difficult to understand?

God created the weave that makes up our reality...there will never be acceptance of slutty behavior by culture...not deep down. When one tears the “weave” in their own life it is their life that gets damaged...not God’s law.


36 posted on 04/30/2013 1:45:35 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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She definitely was not a KYPO......Keep Your Pants On....member


37 posted on 04/30/2013 2:51:53 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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I just read how much better she would feel if we all took an aids test.


38 posted on 04/30/2013 3:06:44 AM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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That’s why they despise and ridicule anyone with standards

Spirited: True. But look at the evil thing lurking just beneath the surface of their criticism: scapegoating. Unable to bear the burden of their own sin they transfer it to the innocent man, most generally the one who holds to standards. Upon casting the innocent as the guilty party the scapegoater feels free to crucify him.


39 posted on 04/30/2013 3:15:30 AM PDT by spirited irish
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Stop being a slut and people will likely not call you that.

No, it's a common slur for anyone you dislike, among the lower class of females.

However, stopping the behavior does prevent the contraction of further STDs.

40 posted on 04/30/2013 3:15:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: cynwoody

The lady in the picture has beautiful teeth!


41 posted on 04/30/2013 3:24:31 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: grundle

The author confuses being called a slut with being a slut. It is the latter that spreads STDs.


42 posted on 04/30/2013 3:42:21 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: grundle

Maybe the shaming, the taboo, the “social sanction” to use the language of the left, was intended to prevent the spread of disease?

Naah. It was to make people feel bad so they’ll go out and do more of the behavior that caused them to get a disease, according to her.

I guess it’s self-reinforcing eventually, either way. Her “choice.” But she’s going to take a lot of other people down with her, her way.


43 posted on 04/30/2013 3:42:49 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Nervous Tick

44 posted on 04/30/2013 3:49:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: cynwoody

She may have gotten over the stigma but she still has the Herpes and will have them for the rest of here life.


45 posted on 04/30/2013 3:50:07 AM PDT by glorgau
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When young men and women are made to feel shameful about their sexual behavior

We need more of this.

46 posted on 04/30/2013 3:53:30 AM PDT by tbpiper
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“The reason - the only reason - that she got genital herpes was because she had sex with someone who had genital herpes.”

If there was still shame in sluttiness maybe she wouldn’t have gotten it; maybe the transmitter wouldn’t have gotten it to give her. I’ve been married (and monogamous) for almost 2 decades, and I couldn’t imagine dating today. My wife was a licensed hairdesser years ago, and the number of young stylists she worked with who had STDs was disturbing (I see high infection rates among young people in the news as well). One of them felt no responsibility to disclose this to partners because she felt they deserved it as much as she did (SCARY!); she had one of those “permanent” ones.


47 posted on 04/30/2013 3:56:23 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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“slut-shaming” is the act of declaring someone a slut (or a whore or any other similar word, or even promiscuous, for that matter) based upon perceived sexual behavior: ... the number of partners they have (or haven’t) had, and the type of sex they enjoy.

Well, no. These behaviors define being a slut.

Admittedly it is unfair we don't have an equivalent term for the male equivalent, but that doesn't mean we should discard a useful term for genuinely negative behavior.

What the author is doing here is claiming that nobody should ever have her sexual behavior classed as negative by someone else.

48 posted on 04/30/2013 4:07:36 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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During our youth group’s spring break bus trip to Myrtle Beach, my best friend and I met a pair of Marines on leave and snuck away to flirt and make out with them on the beach. We were caught without a chaperone; I was caught in the middle of kissing one of the Marines. My punishment: I was made to apologize to the youth group—a room full of 60 of my peers—for disobeying, for running off without supervision with someone of the opposite sex, and for taking the elders’ time away from the trip to deal with me. I was sent home on a plane three days later; my friend came home on the bus with the rest of the group two days after I returned. To them, I was a sinful harlot.

Not if she's not being paid.

However, what she and her friend here did is to my mind pretty much the definition of slutty behavior. I wonder if there is anything she would consider worthy of the term, or if she just thinks nobody should ever comment in a negative way on someone else's sexual behavior, no matter how destructive.

49 posted on 04/30/2013 4:11:37 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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“slut-shaming” is the act of declaring someone a slut (or a whore or any other similar word, or even promiscuous, for that matter) based upon perceived sexual behavior: the clothing someone wears, the way they communicate with potential partners, the people they date, the number of partners they have (or haven’t) had, and the type of sex they enjoy.

These would all be acceptable ways of determining a woman’s morals. Society has always used shame to uphold community standards. It’s a good thing.


50 posted on 04/30/2013 4:17:44 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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