Slut!: Growing Up Female With a Bad Reputation

Paperback | August 22, 2000

byLeora Tanenbaum

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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.

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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 a...

Leora Tanenbaum is the author of Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation and a rising young talent of journalism today. She has written for Newsday, Seventeen, Ms., and The Nation, among others, and appears regularly on a variety of national television programs. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:August 22, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060957409

ISBN - 13:9780060957407

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"A brisk and straightforward analysis of sexual harassment among preteens and adolescents. . . . An especially good resource for young women and their parents." (Publishers Weekly)