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Slut: A Documentary Film

unslut projectDuring all the media attention that followed the publication of our paper on promiscuity and friendship (if you haven’t already, you can read all about it here), I gave a couple of shout-outs to The UnSlut Project. The UnSlut Project is a blog started by the Emily Lindlin, a young woman who was slut-shamed when she was in 6th grade, kept a diary, and decided to publish it word-for-word. Since then it’s grown in a much larger collaborative community “working to undo the dangerous slut shaming in our schools, communities, media, and culture by sharing knowledge and experiences”.

And now, Emily is making a documentary on the topic of slut-shaming, featuring the stories of girls who were driven to suicide by sexual bullying (including interviews with parents, teachers, and other people who witnessed it), women who have experienced the effects of slut shaming in their own lives, media figures, sexologists, psychologists, and other experts. And I will be one of the experts interviewed for the film, talking about research on slut-shaming.

I think such a documentary is a brilliant idea, fascinating, and quite timely, and I’m excited to be a part of it. Of course, in order for this movie to happen, Emily and her team need to raise some money. Please follow this link to the kickstarter campaign for Slut: A Documentary Film and back the project. I know I did.

 

 

 

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