College students discuss the word “Whore” and the impact

How much do words have an impact on how people think and ACT?

Recently at Colorado Mesa University during the “Can I Kiss You?” show in the role-play of asking for a kiss, a female student struggled to say, “May I Kiss You?” to her role-play partner. Upon further discussion, she revealed that as a female she has been taught by society that she would be a “whore” for saying what she wants in intimate moment (watch this moment occur in video below).

Think about how often the words such as slut, whore, ho, and other sexually degrading terms are used in society. As the audience agreed, this form of sexual degradation is aimed at females at a drastically higher rate than males. As I travel the world speaking, I’ve seen the damage this double standard has across cultures.

While the below video clip only shows a small part of the conversation had on stage and with the audience, we went into much more detailed discussion in the live program – including complimenting the female student for sharing a common fear many people have in such moments. At the conclusion of this segment in the presentation, the students in attendance agreed that the use of such language needs to end.

After watching the below video clip (which includes students sharing what they are going to do after the show), share what you feel can be done and/or what you are going to do to help stop people from using sexually degrading language.

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