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Fueled by “boundless curiosity and rigorous research,” Cristen Conger, host of Stuff Mom Never Told You, breaks down the etymology of the word slut in this fascinating (and entertaining) history lesson. Covering how its meaning has changed over the years, and why continuing to use it to describe women is turning the world into a “slut’s hole,” this is everything you never knew you needed to know about the s-word… in 5 fast facts.

“The more autonomy women seem to enjoy and fight for, the more we get labeled sluts and bitches.”

To learn more about slut shaming and sexual bullying check out WYSK Emily Lindin’s UnSlut Project: on a mission to “undo the dangerous sexual bullying and slut shaming in our schools, communities, media, and culture.”

This story and video originally appeared on Women You Should Know on May 4, 2015

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