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  • StopSlut: A Conference on Sexuality, Bullying, and Rape October 18-19 at The New School in New York City

    October 19, 2013

    Sponsored by The New School Gender Studies Department, Feminist Press, The Arts Effect NYC, and stopslutEquality Now.

    Join this historic two-day conference combining theater, panels, and film to interrogate the word “slut.” Discussions will include slut-shaming, rape culture, and claiming sexuality and sexual expression as a human right.
    Friday, October 18, 8 pm -10 pm
    A screening of Jennifer Baumgardner’s film, It Was Rape followed by a discussion about the value of the survivor’s point ofview.

    Saturday, October 19 9:30 am-5:30 pm
    Three panels exploring the roles of “the slut,” “the bystander,” and “the activist,” followed by a performance of SLUT, a new play by the Arts Effect NYC all-girls theater company, featured in the NYC Fringe Festival.

    Participants include:

    Alexandria Goddard, the Steubenville blogger
    Ann Fessler, author of The Girls Who Went Away and director of A Girl Like Her 
    Michaela Angela Davis, image activist and commentator on Anderson Cooper 360
    Emily May, Founder and Executive Director of Hollaback
    Wagatwe Wanjuki, creator of and contributor to RH Reality Check
    Michelle Herrera Mulligan, editor-in-chief of Cosmo Latina
    Leora Tanenbaum, author of Slut: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation and forthcoming You Are Not A Slut
    Suzy Exposito, activist and contributor to Rookie Mag
    Kathy Najimy, actress and activist
    Lisa Brunner, VAWA activist and advocate for indigenous women

    For more information visit, register at, and help us spread the word about #stopslut on Twitter!

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