Is slut shaming ok when it's a political opponent


Anti-Trump ad slut-shames wife Melanie for nude photoshoot

A conservative super PAC is trying to swing Utah voters against Donald Trump in tonight’s caucus by slut-shaming his wife Melania Trump.

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    Bare Beach Bum 2 years ago

    “Slut-shaming” isn’t the right choice of words here. There is clearly an assault from the left AND GOP establishment to take out Trump at any costs. Now they are using his wife implying that there was anything wrong with what she did. It is our society that creates a demand for sexy pictures whether clothed or unclothed, yet it is convenient to shame the women that do it and leave the voyeurs alone. That is the real shame here!

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    clothesfreelife 2 years ago

    I am curious to see how all the folks who jumped to KimmKarsdhians defense and called criticism of her slut shaming address this. As I suspect most of those folks are not fans of Trump. So how do they/will they call out the opponents of someone they don’t like for slut shaming. This thing is so complex

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    The Flying Dutchman 2 years ago

    I believe that the Republican establishment was trying to strike back at Trump by showing his apparent hypocrisy when he calls Megyn Kelly a bimbo for her GQ photos yet turns the other way when it comes to racy pictures involving his wife. Wow, run-on sentence, sorry. At any rate, whoever launched this campaign is going find that it backfires on them. I believe both women were using sex to sell their product. Okay, fine. But don’t call one a bimbo and then say “but don’t talk about my wife’s photos!” I do think Trump is a hypocrite but I also think that Melania’s pictures should not have been used to attack Trump.

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    NudistNerd 2 years ago

    For a super PAC to do this…it’s a bit unfair.

    She isn’t doing anything sexual in the photos – so ‘slut shaming’ certainly shouldn’t apply.

    To the nudist community, the importance of being comfortable in one’s skin is absolute. I think the community agrees that pop-culture magazines oversell sex. To the point where both men and women boys and girls are, to a certain degree, psychologically damaged from it. They all dictate what is glamour, what a ‘beautiful’ person is to look like. GQ fits this body-negative mentality.

    Is it Melania’s fault the industry does this? Nope. But one can argue she actively contributes to it. I’ve seen this picture before and there are others like it.

    This picture screams “You get the fancy life if you look like this”:
    http://pictures.platinum-celebs.com/melania-knauss-nude-photo.jpg

    Claiming ‘slut shaming’ is walking into a territory of double standards. On one coin she’s contributing to a negative ideal that looks = everything. If one criticize it, then it too easily turns into ‘slut shaming.’ Where’s the happy medium?
    When interviewed, she’s clearly done a lot of good work (Boys and Girls Club, Cancer research contributions) – however, those contributions are obviously not the reason why she’s chosen to be on these magazine covers. The bottom line is she’s paid to show skin. If she were to make the case that posing nude empowers the female form…then she’d sooner convey that by stipulating no photoshopping is to be done to her pictures.

    I believe it’s a separate case the fact a PAC would stoop this low. When a politician campaigns, it’s the politician that is being tried for candidacy – not their family. In terms of introducing body-positive ideals, it’s my opinion she isn’t helping in that area either.

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    DaveinOhio 2 years ago

    @hontounihert Pie throwing is putting it mildly It is more like chimps throwing scat at each other.

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    hontouniheart 2 years ago

    Nope. That kind of move is just desperate at this point. I’m no Trumpette (my word for anyone in his camp / supporting him / voting for him), but there are plenty of ways to talk about the issues and, based on a candidate’s position, history, personality, make a choice without going down this road. To get into this kind of behavior makes it seem like they’ve run out of concrete credible arguments. Says more negative things about whoever decided to do this than it does about Trump or anyone in his camp. And the fact that they thought it OK to do this… throw a naked pic of his wife on the burner, of course that says a whole lot. “When all else fails, degrade the wife.” (rolls eyes) Then again, this whole season has been devolving into personal cuts and pie-throwing for a while now.

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