Crowd-sourcing time! From KellyK in the Suggestions thread:
Can you add “slut-shaming” and/or “mother/whore dichotomy” to Clarifying Concepts? A classmate of mine posted something I found mildly offensive and I’m having trouble elucidating why it strikes me as sexist, and would really like something to point him to when he inevitably asks what I’m being so critical of. (We’re reading The Economics of Attention and he’s arguing that the author favors attention itself over substance–using whores and mothers as a metaphor for this, complete with the tropes of “whore=deceptive”, “mother=wholesome.”)
There’s a lot to unpack in this, and I’d appreciate some input on how best to start. Please share links to relevant posts that analyse/explain how slut-shaming etc attitudes work to constrain and otherwise harm women, and feel free to share your own thoughts as well. Then I can use your input and provided links to write up an FAQ.