Has Your Child Ever Been ‘Slut Shamed’?

By ABC News

Jun 27, 2013 3:29pm

Katelyn Campbell, 18, is a high school senior in Charleston, W. Va. In April a pro-abstinence guest speaker, Pam Stenzel, spoke at her school. Campbell researched Stenzel and watched YouTube videos of her speeches.

Campbell believe that Stenzel wrongly does what teens themselves are often guilty of: “slut shaming,” teen vernacular for treating sex as not a normal part of teen development but something shameful that sexually active students should feel bad about. She shared her views with friends and classmates, and a local reporter, who wrote a story. Campbell was criticized by angry parents and fellow students for her objection to Stenzel.

The incident shows the volatile mix of religion, sex and sex education, bullying and social media that many families struggle with nowadays. Have you or has your family struggled with this issue? Chime in below, and watch the full story on “20/20: If These Halls Could Talk” Friday at 10 ET.

 

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