SLUT

SLUT

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Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney
A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence

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Paperback Edition
ISBN: 9781558618701
Publication Date: 02-10-2015

Introduction by Jennifer Baumgardner
Afterword by Carol Gilligan

"She's such a slut." Sound familiar?

Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression of confidence, the word slut justifies rape, bullying, and the sexual double standard. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, SLUT captures the real lives of teens and young adults as they negotiate sex and the cruel scapegoating that still hobbles female sexuality and power. This groundbreaking play, written in collaboration with New York City high school students, and guidebook offers communities and individuals concrete tools to inspire change and stop slut. The guidebook includes production notes, a guide for talkbacks, and provocative essays by Leora Tanenbaum, Jennifer Baumgardner, Farah Tanis, Jamia Wilson, among others, providing the resources to inspire change within our communities and ourselves.

"Katie Cappiello’s powerhouse script examines the double standard that celebrates sexual activity by boys but denigrates it for girls." —Time Out New York

"Leading the charge to end slut shaming for good." —Teen Vogue

"A gutsy feminist play." NYLON magazine

"The explicit link between slut-shaming, and the way it’s used as a weapon against girls and against women who’ve been sexually assaulted . . . is the most valuable part of [the] book." DAME magazine

"First and foremost, SLUT takes direct aim at slut-shaming." —RH Reality Check

"SLUT is truthful, raw and immediate! Experience this play and witness what American young women live with every day." —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road

"SLUT resonates to the core. It’s a call to arms, a wake up call. It’s harrowing and terrifying but also steadying and inspiring. It reminds us that we have work to do.” —Elizabeth Cuthrell, producer of Meek’s Cutoff

"SLUT is a breathtakingly brave, honest and brutal look at the reality of violence against women.” —Kathy Najimy, Ms. magazine’s 2005 Woman of the Year