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Are you a slut?

From time to time we republish some of our favorites from the archives. This originally ran in March 2012

Some things to do in honor of Rush Limbaugh, who has reminded us all that proper unmarried women should always present themselves as virginal, lest they risk being called a slut (and be compelled to create a sex tape).

Use this handy flow-chart above from Mother Jones to determine if you're a slut. An interactive one, with kittens, is at their site.

Then, check out Irin Carmon's Salon dot-connecting story on all the recent attacks on women's reproductive freedoms.

Then, read Jaclyn Friedman's fabulous 2010 essay "My Sluthood, Myself"

In the words of Sady Doyle, from an interview for our film:

"A woman doesn’t have to have had sex to be called a slut. The only criteria for being called a slut is that one’s sexuality or one’s perceived sexuality is threatening to some onlooker."