One online trend 16-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is something she calls “slut shaming” — using photos and videos to turn a girl’s private life inside out. Temitayo reported this story as part of the Radio Rookies program at member station WNYC.
I just listened to this on my drive home. Brought to you by OUR youth: “Radio Rookies” These kids are reporting what’s happening at their schools.
After the loud news (in reference to never forgetting the silent ones) of the rape of the Indian student, then that horrible video of the very youthful full-blown misogynist in Steubenville, OH…
I am so overwhelmed and reminded that rape, slut shaming and the basic position of women in our modern society has not advanced.
The girl is bad, the guy, ah - he’s OK.
Yes, many of us have good jobs and are able to compete with men, AND have experienced wonderful sexual freedom. But do not forget, for many people its still the same. Good girls v. bad girls.
That men, our sons, neighbors, fellow human beings subscribe to this still is unacceptable.
This is right here in our neighborhoods. Right here.
I cried listening to this on the way home. Frustration and a bit of hopelessness.