Grazia South Africa, 30 July 2014 (Slut Shaming Summary)

Grazia - 30 July 2014

In this week’s issue of Grazia South Africa, you’ll see at the very top the cover line “SLUT-SHAMING: THE SHAMEFUL, UGLY TRUTH”. Quite a bold move to punt this specific story on their cover after their Slut-related social media questions blew up in their faces

But Kerrie the editor explains her reasons for asking the original question, and for publishing the story, in the Editor’s Letter (read below).

Grazia - 30 July 2014

If you didn’t know, a few weeks ago, a Social Media post from Grazia South Africa (in research for a story) blew up in their faces. Massively!

They asked the question:  

“We’d like to hear from Grazia readers: What is it that makes a girl a slut? Is it the way she dresses? What she says? What she does? And with who?”

They had to issue an official apology and press release, but that didn’t help the storm to go away.

Also view News24’s little ‘debate’ on this topic:

I’m actually glad that Grazia went ahead with publishing the article, and explaining their reasons, and not just hiding away and pretending it never happened. The article is actually very interested (see screen shots below), but you’ll have to get the latest issue to read the full story.

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Grazia South Africa

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