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Shaming women over sex speaks volumes about our misogyny

Lorraine Courtney

Published 21/07/2014 | 02:30

So-called online slut shaming is usually directed at girls and rarely, if almost never at boys
So-called online slut shaming is usually directed at girls and rarely, if almost never at boys

There are no secrets online. That emotional email you sent to your ex, the illness you searched for in a fit of hypochondria and those hours spent watching cat videos can all be gathered to create a defining profile of you for everyone to see.

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Last week, a photo of two young couples apparently having sex outside a Belfast nightclub went viral, two weeks after the Magaluf incident, prompting new debates about our public sexual behaviour.

But more importantly it triggers questions about our online behaviour. One Twitter post about the incident reads: "WTF is wrong with the young ones did they not learn after magaluf girl n slanegirl now another pic pops up :(."

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