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Slut Shaming and Why it's Wrong

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Uploaded on Aug 20, 2011

Seven Days Seven Topics - Day Uno (August 20th, 2011)

While I am fully aware that this is a bit of an unorthodox topic for a then-thirteen-now-fourteen year old to be talking about, it's an issue close to my heart, as some of my friends have been slut-shamed despite having never had sex. So many teenage girls call each other sluts and they don't know about the meaning behind their words and I know it's just ignorance but it pisses me off, so here, have a video about why slut shaming is total bullshit.

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EDIT: Well shit, apparently this is going kinda viral. While it amuses me that my most viewed video is also my least well-edited video (and the video in which I look the least appealing, sigh), I'd like to say a sincere thank you for the lovely comments and discussions you've launched me into. You're all spectacular.
...Except the trolls. I'm not a slut, guys. (lululul like i have the game for that... guys are just dying to get with the dorky feminist chick.)

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In response to some frequent counter-arguments:

1. There's no such thing as safe sex! Sluts spread STDs!
While it's true that you cannot be 100% safe, you can be more than safe enough with the proper use of protection. STDs can be avoided quite effectively. I have never and will never promote unsafe sex. Don't take my words outta context, yo.

2. No one wants to marry a slut!
Marriage can be a beautiful thing for a lot of people, I will never deny that, however, marriage does not, nor will it ever, define a person. Getting married certainly isn't my ultimate goal, and if I die without having married someone, I probably won't care, because I'll have achieved things far more important to me personally than that. Also, seeing as a big chunk of the US population can't get married at all, I think sluts can manage, dude.

3. You're too young to be talking about sex!!!!
Ah, the ageist argument. How you amuse me. First and foremost, my age has nothing to do with the argument presented in my video. It was mentioned in passing, as a JOKE, and I find it ridiculous that it's become the focal point of this entire debate. Look, I never really talked about sex. I talked about SLUT SHAMING. If you want to continue arguing that I'm too young to talk about that, well you should probably go into a high school. Slut shaming is everywhere. I'm merely speaking out against that cruelty.

4. Stupid Americans...
I'm actually Gallifreyan, jeez. (Or Canadian, take your pick.)

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