What did these young women mean when they used the term “slut? For higher-status women, it had little to do with serial sexual encounters.They reported feeling free to “hook up”—to have many casual sexual encounters—as long as they reserved actual vaginal intercourse for serious relationships.For most of these sorority women, kissing, groping, or having oral sex with a number of different men wouldn’t necessarily have prompted their "sisters" to call them a slut.But the same behavior would get lower-status women to whisper about each other in such terms, for by and large those women thought forms of sexual behavior should be reserved for caring relationships.You can even see it in todays social networking of women on tv. But is highly subjective, and oftem times, those that do cry sexism are as guilty as us when we cheat. I told my niece, who attends the University of IL, that we have much to lose because we don't come from good economic backgrounds.
Yes is true that we can be too much, but is not entirely our problem. Social class goes far beyond calling women "sluts" or other inappropriate names. But I also believe many don't want to be looked upon any different if they say something that goes up against those within the same peers.
By day Rebecca Coffey is a science journalist, contributing to Scientific American, Discover, and Vermont Public Radio. Hysterical: Anna Freud's Story (2014, She Writes Press) got rave reviews from Booklist and LAMDA Literary.
Ooooo, saying something negative about upper middle-class white women from the Midwest on Psychology Today???? (Now don't be going writing articles on the Interwebz divulging this big secret) White women are not the only people that "slut-shame".
The killing spree near Santa Barbara is just one of a series of disturbing recent incidents that have helped to spark an outcry about the persistence of misogyny.
But new research by psychologists in Michigan and California shows that women-hating is not at all an exclusive purview of men.