Slut-shaming, girl power and ‘sexualisation’: thinking through the politics of the international SlutWalks with teen girls

@article{Ringrose2012SlutshamingGP,
  title={Slut-shaming, girl power and ‘sexualisation’: thinking through the politics of the international SlutWalks with teen girls},
  author={Jessica Ringrose and Emma Renold},
  journal={Gender and Education},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={333 - 343}
}
This viewpoint begins by exploring whether the global phenomenon of the 2011 ‘SlutWalks’ constitutes a feminist politics of re-signification. We then look at some qualitative, focus group data with teen girls who participated in a UK SlutWalk. We suggest girls are not only negotiating a schizoid double pull towards performing knowing sexy ‘slut’ in postfeminist media contexts, but also managing de-sexualising protectionist discourses in school, particularly in relation to the highly regulatory… 

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