SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence

SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence

by Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, Jennifer Baumgardner, Carol Gilligan
     
 

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"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

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"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 talk-backs, 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558618701
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
02/10/2015
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
151,403
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Katie Cappiello is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of The Arts where she studied a combination of Drama, Women's Studies, and Applied Theater. She is the artistic director of The Arts Effect, an award-winning acting school and all-girl acting troupe. In her decade of teaching, she has brought theater arts programming to public/private/special ed. schools worldwide.

Meg McInerney is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of The Arts. She has been honored by The National Women’s Hall of Fame and The United States Congress for their cutting-edge work empowering girls through The Arts Effect.

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