The Daily Dose – Gay men and slut shaming … not a good look

The Daily Dose –Slut shaming. “The action or fact of stigmatizing a woman for engaging in behavior judged to be promiscuous or sexually provocative.”
I’m stealing this term and applying it to our community, gay men. Because we are every bit as guilty of slut shaming. Maybe even more so. 
Your catty, backhanded, snarky comments about that slutty guy at the party actually sets us back as a community. Stop doing it. You aren’t helping him, you aren’t helping yourself and you aren’t helping us. 
And the health consequences of slut shaming for straight women include increased risk of suicide, increased risk of sexual assault, unsafe sex and others. 
But guess what? Slut shaming in our community also has consequences for our individual mental and physical health, as well as the overall health and progress of our entire community.
Shaming someone else based off of their perceived sexual practices sets us back as a community. Stop doing it. 
Our new president and his entire administration are busy enough trying to set back the progress we’ve made, we don’t’ need to do it to each other. 
Have you been slut shamed? Have you been guilty of slut shaming? Let’s get the conversation going in the comments feel good family! 
What slut shaming really says about the gay community (Queerty.com) 

https://www.queerty.com/what-slut-shaming-really-says-about-the-gay-community-20151201
Gay men should be ashamed of slut shaming (Advocate.com)

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/11/03/gay-men-should-be-ashamed-slut-shaming
Gay Men & Slut Shaming (video from the brilliant Matthew Dempsey – YouTube)

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