A Teenage Girl's Perspective on the Culture of Online Slut-Shaming

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Temitayo Fagbenle is sixteen-years-old, and like a lot of teenagers, she sees a lot of images online that fall squarely under the definition of sexual cyberbullying; or in layman’s terms: online slut shaming. They're photos of girls in various states of undress, often taken by their own boyfriends, and then posted on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere.

Temitayo wanted to find out more about what it’s like to be one of the girls exposed, what goes through a boy’s mind when he’s the one posting the photos, the stance that schools and Facebook hold, and how teenage girls perceive the whole world of online slut shaming.

And so she completed a report for the show Radio Rookies, which is produced by the Takeaway’s own co-producer WNYC.

To hear Temitayo's full report, check out the Radio Rookies website. And tune into WNYC at 8pm eastern time tonight (January 8, 2013) to hear Radio Rookies in-class live chat that coincides with this story.

Temitayo is also hosting a live chat today at 1 p.m. Eastern. Find it here.