Read UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir Online Free - When Emily Lindin was eleven years old, she was branded a “slut” by the rest of her classmates. For the next few years of her life, she was bullied incessantly at school, after school, and online. At the time, Emily didn’t feel comfortable confiding in her parents or in the other adults in her life. But she did keep a diary.
UnSlut presents that diary, word for word, with split-page commentary to provide context and perspective. This unique diary and memoir sheds light on the important issues of sexual bullying, slut-shaming, and the murky mores of adolescent sexual development. Readers will see themselves in Emily’s story—whether as the bully, the shamed, or the passive bystander. This book also includes advice and commentary from a variety of distinguished experts.
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February 06, 2017
I won't lie - I didn't really learn anything new from reading this. I also didn't "unlearn" anything as a result of reading this. During my feminism journey (that sounds very weird, but hopefully you know what I'm getting at), I've done a lot of research. I've read countless stories from people i...
November 08, 2015
UnSlut should be required reading for everyone. Or strongly suggested reading. I know there are people who wouldn't touch this with a ten-foot-pole because it has the word "slut" in it a lot. And those are the people who need this information the most.
Emily Lindin's thorough takedown of rape cult...
January 23, 2016
4.5 rounded up.
This was a really important read for me. Before I talk too much about the book, I am going to talk a bit about myself. I tried keeping a hand-written diary when I was in middle school, but after it went missing and mysteriously showed up in my parents' closet, I refused to put anyt...
February 15, 2016
Edited review below:
Emily Linden is either the bravest woman or the dumbest. It is brave to think you could transcribe your middle school diary & be celebrated. She is dumb to think it wouldn't matter. Emily may also be a far better person than I ever will be.
What makes this book is powerfu...
March 21, 2016
The idea of this book intrigued me. The author was bullied, witnessed bullying, and sometimes participated in bullying, from the age of 11. She was branded a "slut" (at age 11) and for years could not overcome that label. But she did keep a diary during those years, and, after re-reading her pre-...
June 16, 2015
I have never read a book more annoying and immature than this one. This is not a story. It's an 11 years old diary of he said she said, does he like me does he hate me but she said. This is not literature. I don't know how anyone could ever read this book and enjoy pubescent drama such as this. D...
February 22, 2016
UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin is a published diary of Lindin’s time in middle school and how she, and many other of her female classmates, were labeled as “sluts”. The diary is accompanied by now-Lindin’s comments; explanations of the behaviors of those around her in the years of m...
February 11, 2017
Listened to on Audible for Feminist February. Full review coming soon.
February 18, 2016
This book was interminable. The diary entries suggested that Emily was fine with being labeled a "slut" and didn't go into any discussion about how that felt. The notations by the now-grown Emily did not help or shed any light on the issue at all. Yes, Emily's "friends" unjustifiably labeled her...
October 24, 2016
“Well, yeah. Emily, I’m a thirteen-year-old boy, with a girl throwing herself at me. What do you want me to do.” (Lindin 175).
As a middle schooler, you should be worried about what trends will make you part of the “cool” group. For Emily she was worried about what all the boys would think of her...