The UnSlut Project: One woman’s brave publication of her preteen diary

When I heard about The Unslut Project, a tumblr account which aims to combat slut shaming by posting the entries of a preteen’s diary, I was intrigued. There is something so exciting about other people’s diaries. The secrets hidden in their pages. The stories that slowly unfold over individual entries. The biased, earnest narration and unabashed honesty. The UnSlut Project has all of it and more. Writing under… Read More »

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Understanding the Effects of Victim Blaming and Cyber Bullying through Rehtaeh Parsons’ Death

Last Sunday, 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons was taken off life-support following a failed suicide attempt. Depression led Rehtaeh to take her own life, but what led to her depression is heartbreaking and disturbing.  A Facebook memorial page set up by her mother states that in November 2011, Rehtaeh was allegedly raped by four young boys while drinking at… Read More »

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