slut shaming

We’ve either experienced slut shaming or have slut shamed someone before. I know I have. I grew up with strict Filipino immigrant parents who believed that it was the woman’s fault for getting raped or being disrespected. I carried this mindset with me well into teenage life. -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I would think, “why is that person showing so much skin? She must like the attention.” Or when I hear people call someone a slut or whore, I’d believed they were unfaithful and was a sex addict. I was soooo wrong.

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When I started to get slut shamed, that’s when I realized it was such an unfair judgement of my character. I was judged for the way I dress, who I talked to and my lifestyle. I would get treated differently because of a stupid rumour without people actually knowing who I am.

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I did a poll on my story yesterday asking “have you ever been slut shamed?” It was 90% yes. The 10% that said no were mostly male. -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

We’ve all experienced it wether we received disrespectful comments or said them. Do you remember the last time you were slut shamed or you slut shamed someone?