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Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation

Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation
Author: Leora Tanenbaum
ISBN 13: 9780060957407
ISBN 10: 60957409
Edition: 1 Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2000-08-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $13.99

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.