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slut-shaming

As far as I'm concerned, people of all genders should be encouraged to express their sexuality on Halloween.
These outdated ideas may seem ridiculous when laid out plainly on the page, but they get under our skin and into our heads in the subtlest of ways.
When you're taught to view a relationship as an indicator of your value, you conform to gender norms out of fear, even if you don't agree.
Women need to support, inspire and empower each other, not attack and question something as trivial as what type of dress, blouse or top we wear.
The Madonna-whore complex is the assumption that the traits we value as stereotypically "feminine" are at odds with embracing one's sexuality
NOT OK.
"I hate the position it puts women in."
There are no "slutty" costumes. There are just costumes.
Shame. It's not the type of subject you would openly discuss at your friend's baby shower. Nor is it the topic du jour at the local yoga studio as you head in for your morning workout. Nobody wants to talk about shame or -- more specifically -- the one event, experience or lifestyle choice that has led to them feeling shameful. But choosing to do so can change your life.
I was standing in line at my local McDonald's when the person behind me asked, "Is that a plaid shirt you're wearing?" I was flustered, my face turned a crimson red and I quickly exited the restaurant. It was only when I sat down inside my car in the parking lot that I realized what had happened: I'd been plaid-shamed.