I mean, beyond what I’ve said already, I’ve literally seen it used when talking about young girls who were sexually assaulted in this supposedly feminist way which is frustrating because there are so many better and more accurate words that don’t conflate sexual violence with the idea that she must’ve secretly wanted it.
It sort of has spiraled into something that gets more clicks than using the term misogyny imo that’s why its used so often.
Huh. My reading was always that if someone is being called a slut and punished for supposed sluttiness — whether she was having casual sex, just grew breasts early, was sexually assaulted, whatever the reason — then she’s being slut-shamed. I saw it as something that could coexist with victim-blaming but wasn’t the same thing — like, people can blame a victim for her rape without calling her a slut, or slut-shame someone who wasn’t raped, but they can also slut-shame a rape victim if they decide that she chose to have sex and punish her accordingly? I didn’t think the term itself conflated sex and rape, just that being slut-shamed does not require you to have had sex or do anything at all. But that was my take.