The StopSlut Movement

StopSlut provides concrete tools to help communities and individuals change perspectives and practices when it comes to girls and sexuality.  Using a cutting edge play, creating school-based Girl Coalitions, and providing space to discuss—openly and honestly—personal experiences with sexuality, bullying and sexual aggression/assault, StopSlut is a crucial antidote to slut culture.

 

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WHAT WE KNOW:

  • The ability to express oneself sexually is a human right
  • Rape is isolating, devastating – and incredibly common
  • Sexual exploitation is an epidemic

THE GOALS:

  • To face the prevalence of sexual violence
  • To end the slut-shaming and victim-blaming of girls/women
  • To support the healthy ownership of one's sexuality
  • To develop a national StopSlut Girl Coalition
  • To empower participants with information and strategies for addressing sexuality, bullying, and rape in their communities

GET INVOLVED!

*SEE SLUT The Play

*JOIN the StopSlut Girl Coalition

*ATTEND a future StopSlut Workshop near you!

 

SEE THE PLAY

LA, FARGO, and NYC in Spring 2014!

With the production SLUT, our goal is to ignite a much-needed conversation – a movement, really! – by creatively calling attention to the prevalence, complexity, and destructive power of the word and the damaging CULTURE it promotes.

"My recent experience seeing the production SLUT was life-changing.  The girls stood before me, wearing proudly their beliefs and their courage to take a stand for others.  They did not fear judgment.  I experienced their activism through their presence. Their stories and their words enriched my experience. Their immense strength and devoted commitment inspired me. They showed me the importance of finding one’s voice for promoting change."

– Giulia Prete, a student at Elizabeth Irwin High School in NYC.  Read her full review HERE.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO!

StopSlut Girl Coalition

The recent SEPT/OCT 2013 NYC StopSlut Workshops and Conference were hosted by The Arts Effect, The New School, The Feminist Press, Soapbox, Inc., and Equality Now.  Over 100 middle and high school girls attended the workshop.  325 middle school, high school, and college students (male & female) attended the conference.

ON SATURDAY, 9/28, 108 girls from Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and New Jersey came together for our FIRST StopSlut Girl Coalition workshop!  Over the past 6 months, this community of inspiring young women have worked to stem the tide of sexual shaming, harassment, and violence by calling for healthier attitudes toward female sexuality!

The girls have collaborated closely with professional mentors from organizations and companies such as HBO, PBS, Lincoln Center, The Feminist Press, Equality Now, Lean In, New York Magazine, The Brooklyn DA's Office, and more to develop plans of action for their specific school communities.  This month the girls have launched a variety of inspiring StopSlut projects: blogs, performance pieces, documentary films, PSA campaigns, visual arts displays, school assemblies, and the establishment of StopSlut chapters in over 25 public, private and special needs schools in NYC & NJ.  

We are now inviting girls from across country to join the movement.  StopSlut will offer a safe space for middle and high school students to come together and share experiences.  As a coalition, participants of StopSlut workshops will identify the WHAT, HOW, and NOW... of slut culture, and then, with the support of mentors, the girls will develop plans of action.  The plans of action will come in all shapes, sizes, and mediums – and will be designed to best serve the needs of specific communities.  

Our philosophy:  girls are on the frontlines and they are the experts on this issue – they have a lot to teach us!  Our goal: create opportunities for girls nation wide to recognize their right to healthfully own their sexuality – free of shame and violence.

*Please note the members of the coalition are encouraged contemplate the intersectionality of sexual degradation and violence, and owning own's sexuality – how do class, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. shift the experience.

West Coast & Midwest StopSlut Workshops 2014!

Los Angeles, CA – April 27, 2014 – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Fargo, ND – May 2, 2014 – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS