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That way of thinking becomes very dangerous when sexual violence is mixed in. When fat women are raped, they’re often told they should be grateful that anyone wanted them, or, alternatively, disbelieved because it doesn’t seem plausible that anyone would want them ‘enough to rape them.’ These arguments not only rely on the dangerous myth that rape is about uncontrollable sexual desire (it’s not), but also propagate the message that fat women’s bodies aren’t valuable enough to the culture for their violation to be taken seriously.
Jaclyn Friedman, What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety (via khaleesi)
I may have reblogged this before, but it bears repeating.
What defines a “slut” exactly? Is it a certain length of skirt? Wearing a skirt at all? Is there a length of skirt where I’m a prude and you cut off two inches and BAM I’m a slut suddenly? Does my slut status change from when it’s winter and I’m in a coat to when it’s summer and I wear a bikini and I transform magically into a slut? How about if I sleep with one man? Or two? Or ten? Or a woman? If I’m a virgin? If I had sex out of marriage? If I have sex at all…? If I have male friends? If my best friend is male? If I have a partner? If I like a certain kind of sex? If I have sex for fun? If I use birth control? If I flirt with someone? If I dance with someone? If I accept a drink? If I say out-loud that I like sex? Being a woman?
Bingo! All of those things can get me labelled a slut.