Jenna Marbles, Victim Blaming, And The Problem With The Word “Slut”

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For those of you who aren’t aware, popular vlogger Jenna Mourey (aka Jenna Marbles) posted a video this week where she talked about a particular brand of woman she doesn’t understand, “The Slut.” She defines a slut (though she admits that she can’t perfectly pinpoint its exact meaning) as “someone who has a lot of casual sex.” Now, Jenna is no stranger to discussing gender — a huge amount of her videos have consisted of talking in a Men-Mars-Women-Venus way about everything from driving to sex to surfing the internet. Men do things one way, women another. Yet despite the general overtone of gender stereotypes that a lot of her work is comprised of (and her foray into blackface for her Nicki Minaj video), she has flown relatively under the radar when it comes to feminist critique.

But this week, with her “Slut” video, a conversation has been started around…

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