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Slut! : growing up with a bad reputation / Leora Tanenbaum.

By: Tanenbaum, Leora, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Perennial, 2000Edition: 1st Perennial ed.Description: xix, 280 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0060957409; 9780060957407.Subject(s): Girls -- United States -- Social conditions | Teenage girls -- United States -- Social conditions | Sex discrimination against women -- United States | Sex in popular culture -- United StatesDDC classification: 305.23 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: Girls may be called "sluts" for any number of reasons, including being outsiders, early developers, victims of rape, targets of others' revenge. Often the labels has nothing to do with sex -- the girls simply do not fit in. An important account of the lives of these young women, Slut! weaves together powerful oral histories of girls and women who finally overcame their sexual labels with a cogent analysis of the underlying problem of sexual stereotyping. Author Leora Tanenbaum herself was labeled a slut in high school. The confessional article she wrote for Seventeen about the experience caused a sensation and led her to write this book.
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Originally published: New York : Seven Stories Press, 1999.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Girls may be called "sluts" for any number of reasons, including being outsiders, early developers, victims of rape, targets of others' revenge. Often the labels has nothing to do with sex -- the girls simply do not fit in. An important account of the lives of these young women, Slut! weaves together powerful oral histories of girls and women who finally overcame their sexual labels with a cogent analysis of the underlying problem of sexual stereotyping. Author Leora Tanenbaum herself was labeled a slut in high school. The confessional article she wrote for Seventeen about the experience caused a sensation and led her to write this book.

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