Author Jen Frederick's Unspoken tells the events following a night where a young college student makes a mistake—and has to pay for it with her reputation in the ensuing weeks and months. Jen is joining us at H&H to talk about the issues and problems facing young women who have to walk that fine sexual line between “frigid” and “slutty.” Thanks, Jen!
While bullying is an important issue in middle school and high schools leading to serious and tragic consequences, bullying extends into colleges and universities. Women who are deemed promiscuous are often the targets of these actions. In one study at Cornell University, nine out of ten women reported that they didn't want to be friends with women who are too slutty. The women deemed promiscuous are stigmatized and isolated.
College campuses are often insulated communities. The students speak and interact only with each for four years. Rarely does their social circle include individuals outside the confines of their college. In some ways, the closeness and intimacy allow amplification for one’s supposed bad acts, whether they be true or made up.